Opera in Northeast Ohio

Opera Singer

HIDDEN GEMS: Cleveland Area /Akron Area

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: ClevelandSuburbs West,  Suburbs East,  Suburbs South


Cleveland Opera Theater (Cuyahoga County)
As the region’s premier opera company, Cleveland Opera Theater presents fully staged, world-class productions featuring traditional repertoire at Playhouse Square. The company also collaborates with other arts, community and educational organizations to bring the art form to diverse audiences. Its Opera UpClose program provides immersive experiences in alternative settings, partnering with venues like Music Box Supper Club, Nighttown and The BopStop; its free Opera For All Summer Concert Series brings opera into the community and schools; and its annual {NOW} Festival, presented in-residence at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and in collaboration with Oberlin Conservatory, The Music Box Super Club, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The National Opera Association, is a unique blend of process and performance dedicated to creating, developing and presenting new opera. (216.512.0268;

Oberlin Opera Theater (Lorain County)
Staging two major productions each year, the critically acclaimed Oberlin Conservatory of Music opera program is known to challenge the operatic norm while developing some of today’s brightest stars. Alumni include Rhiannon Giddens, Denyce Graves, Alyson Cambridge and Daniel Okulitch. Performances take place at Warner Concert Hall on the Oberlin College campus. (77 W. College Street, Oberlin 44074; 440.775.8198;

University of Akron Opera Lyric Theatre (Summit County)
Each year the Opera Lyric Theater Workshop, a department of the University of Akron’s School of Music, produces a selection of opera scenes and a fully staged opera or operetta starring graduate and undergraduate students. Performances take place at Guzzetta Hall on the UA campus. The students also take their talents into the community, performing with the Children’s Concert Society at area elementary schools. (157 University Avenue, Akron 44325; 330.972.7590;