2016-2017 Season

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

In our 40th year of thrilling theater and unforgettable music, four dynamic productions will bring a full range of exciting experiences. Enjoy two chamber operas and two grand opera productions, including the Opera Trio for New Year’s Eve featuring three of the best scenes in opera!



Critics rave about our shows!

The 2015-16 season opened on Halloween weekend with a stunning production of  The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten. Critics said “one could feel an audience really listening, hanging on every word” (Mark Mandel, Opera News); “this is a performance that will be discussed for years to come” (Alison Kaufman, The Register-Guard); “a great, haunted and intriguing show” (Bob Keefer, Eugene Art Talk). Read more

New Year’s Lucia di Lammermoor lived up to its reputation as “one of the most glorious evenings that Italian Opera can offer.” Audiences and critics were awed by the show: “Eugene Opera hits piercing heights with Lucia” said Heather Holmquest (The Register-Guard). “A Lucia to remember” said Bob Keefer (Eugene Art Talk). Read more

Opera just keeps getting better! In March Eugene Onegin wowed audiences and critics. It was a “jaw-dropping, tear-jerking, stellar production worthy of the best opera houses in the country” said Alison Kaufman (The Register-Guard). Bob Keefer’s title says it in a nutshell: “All the things I loved about Eugene Onegin tonight” (Eugene Art Talk). Read more

The 2015-16 season culminated in May with the lyrical American masterpiece Little Women, composed by Mark Adamo in 1998. “Eugene Opera’s Little Women…is an excellent, light, diverting and lushly beautiful rendition of the familiar story into music….” Bob Keefer (Eugene Art TalkRead more

  • Much Ado About Nothing 1993 movie

    Spotlight on Opera

    During the month before each opera

    Films, talks, exhibits and events to illuminate and entertain. (Image: Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson in the movie Much Ado About Nothing. See it free at the library!)


    Read More
  • New Year’s Eve Party

    December 31, 2016

    Ring in the New Year with Eugene Opera and the cast of Opera Trio! Our New Year’s Eve Party in the magically transformed Hult Lobby starts right after the performance. It’s a gala evening to celebrate Eugene Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season!


    Read More
  • Lucia di Lammermoor

    Support Eugene Opera

    Donate now!

    Be part of the sustaining community for the arts in Eugene. Your donation helps create exceptional opera, bringing in world-class artists and nurturing area talent. Ticket sales cover only a fraction of our costs — your donations make the difference!


    Read More