In service to the community, our goal is to expand civic practice to build partnerships with organizations that serve central Ohio, working together to create programming that celebrates and represents the culture and voices of our diverse community. At Opera Columbus, we seek to build relationships that lead to exciting new programs and performances that give voice to the broadest range of traditions and perspectives in our community.
Through our partnerships and programming, we will strengthen our community by building inclusive opportunities for artistic expression that incorporates opera with art forms and cultural traditions to create performances and programs that are relevant and representative of our entire community. Through this initiative, we thrive to demonstrate that opera and Opera Columbus is for everyone, and invite all in our community to “Make it Yours.”
CULTURAL RELEVANCE: We create productions and programs that reflect the communities of today.
ARTISTIC INNOVATION: We envision what could be, often through our collaborative process.
CULTIVATING VOICES: We welcome, nurture, and elevate talent in all its forms.
OPENING MINDS: We accept the responsibility to educate and inspire all generations.
INTENTIONAL LEADERSHIP: We fearlessly lead within the field and in our community.
THE JOURNEY: CIVIL RIGHTS
Celebrating African-American music and culture, this production will highlight gospel, jazz, and works from the Civil Rights Movement.
THE VOICE OF FREEDOM: CIVIL RIGHTS
The Voice of Freedom introduces audiences to the operatic art form by celebrating African-American cultural history through song.
OPERA AROUND CBUS
Opera Columbus is dedicated to bringing the operatic art form into the Columbus community through events, children’s performances, and more.
TOUR THE SOUTHERN THEATRE
Opening in 1896, the Southern Theatre is the oldest surviving theatre in central Ohio and one of the oldest in the state.
Opera Columbus’ Education + Community Programming is made possible by a gift from James + Luanna Bicknell.