Sparking the curiosity and inspiration of our community is at the core of Opera Omaha’s programming. There is so much more than just what’s on stage at the Orpheum. Through collaboration and creativity, ripples of the possibilities of opera and art impact thousands in Omaha.

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There is never a shortage of ways to interact with opera. We meet and collaborate in a slew of places around the Omaha area, on stage and off.

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Holland Community Opera Fellowship

Being responsive to our community through true collaboration opportunities is at the heart of the industry leading Holland Community Opera Fellowship. Opera, and the arts, become more than an observational experience as we blur the lines between artist and audience, innovator and partaker, creator and observer. This requires being open-minded, open to growth, and seeking connection and collaboration in unexpected or underserved ways.

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Opera To Go

Delivering snackable opera bites to your community!
These free outdoor concerts will feature live performances with local artists in bite-size pieces. No fees and no tickets required.

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Poetry & Music Project

Each year, students in grades K-12 from Nebraska and Iowa are invited to submit works of poetry on selected themes. From the pool of submissions, project composers select poems to set to music based on what inspired them. The selected poets will have the opportunity to participate with the composers in a workshop to further develop the piece with musicians. The original pieces are premiered at a public concert in the spring.
Opera Omaha’s Poetry & Music Project is produced in partnership with Nebraska Writers Collective and The American Opera Project.


Student Dress Rehearsals

Each season Opera Omaha welcomes hundreds of students and their teachers to experience opera through our free student dress rehearsal program.

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Beyond a night at the opera

Tactile and tangible art can transform in ways that productions cannot. As an artistic leader in, Opera Omaha creates spaces for discovery, discussion, and possibility. Let’s keep the questions coming. Let’s probe new potential. Let’s spark inspiration.

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A chorus of collaborators

We never sing solo. It is way more fun to give amplification, pride, and support to all the organizations we build alongside. Omaha is home to a special network of dedicated arts organizations, non-profits, and creatives that are flourishing our city and magnifying our community.

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