Mobile Opera is a dynamic and innovative regional opera company producing exceptional quality main-stage opera, educational programs, and community connections on the Central Gulf Coast. It is the oldest performing arts organization in Alabama and one of the oldest professional opera companies in the nation.
Mobile Opera also takes its role as an educator seriously, opening its doors to students, providing master classes and recitals by visiting artists, and producing in-school tours to introduce a new generation to the arts of classical singing and theater. School programs have included commissioned, original works such as Fable, The Forest Bully, and Pigaro’s Diner - a program on child nutrition that reached over 50,000 school children. The Young Artist Program and Rose Palmai-Tenser Voice Competition provide aspiring singers with scholarships to pursue their dreams.
Mobile Opera’s mainstage productions attract national and even international artists each October and March to a repertoire that is varied and includes the most popular operas ever written as well as lesser known works of merit. Currently, the company is halfway through a twelve-year Puccini Project intended to produce each of the operatic compositions and celebrate the genius of Giacomo Puccini. The Winter Gala Concert each February, recitals, cabarets and various musical events throughout the year round a full season for Mobile Opera. For more information contact us at mobileopera.org or 251-432-6772.
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Photographer, Keith Necaise