Opera in the Community

Opera Omaha’s Community Programs offer a wide variety of opportunities that go beyond the mainstage productions. Our vision is to make opera accessible to everyone in the community. Each year, our educational and community partnerships programs reach thousands of young students across the metropolitan area. Whether providing a free shuttle to the Orpheum Theater or delivering high-quality singing at our popular lunchtime preview performances, Opera Omaha is committed to making opera a part of everyone’s life. This is because we know that exceptional opera is truly one of the greatest and most impactful art forms in the world.


Student Preview Performances

In November 2013, our ten student performances of Hansel & Gretel at the Scottish Rite delivered kid-friendly opera to nearly 8,000 students from elementary schools all over the Omaha metropolitan area. During our most recent season, more than 1,800 middle and high school students attended Opera Omaha performances, many for the first time.


Lunchtime Previews

Held the Fridays before each of our mainstage production’s opening night, this mix of singing and discussion gets you primed and ready to witness great opera. Selections from the upcoming production are carefully chosen to offer attendees insight on the essence of the performance, while leaving them wanting more! These are free and open to anyone who would like to attend. Email opera@operaomaha.org for more details.


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