Indianapolis Opera, founded in 1975, is the only professional opera company in Indiana. The company performs the classic European operas and more recent American works.
Indianapolis Opera has presented 109 operatic productions representing the work of 32 different composers, including 13 composers who wrote in the 20th century. Selected works range from standard classics to new and/or less-performed works, balancing musical style and language as well as comedy and tragedy.
The company’s reputation for excellence at all levels attracts high-caliber artists from around the nation who enthusiastically co-create memorable performances. These renowned professionals eagerly travel to Indianapolis to participate in productions where all performers are peers and where music and theatre share equal importance. They perform with the Indianapolis Opera Chorus and either the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra or the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
The mission of the Indianapolis Opera is to entertain by creating the passion, excitement and art of opera and to develop the widest possible audience through educational, cultural, and community activities.