Mission

Eugene Opera’s primary mission is to present exciting opera. We bring a mix of works to the stage in Eugene, from classic to modern, comic to tragic.

 We are known for our willingness to venture beyond the conventional repertoire into fresh territory. Recent productions — including Nixon in ChinaDead Man Walking, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street — have not only won artistic praise but also connected opera to the community, through partnerships with area organizations, institutions, and businesses. At the same time, our critically-acclaimed productions of classic works and composers show our sustained commitment to the artistic heart of this matchless art form.

Eugene Opera continually strives to strengthen this art form, not only through artistic excellence but also by increasing the audience for opera and by developing educational programs for the community-at-large, schools, and young artists.

We also have a long tradition of identifying and showcasing emerging stars, from Deborah Voigt and Susan Graham to Lucas Meacham and Joelle Harvey. Fostering young talent is an integral part of our mission, reflecting our commitment to education and to the future of opera.

Eugene Opera is a resident company of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.