The Cleveland Opera

25th Anniversary Season 2020–2021


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  • Free to All

    in the Italian Garden

    July 26, 2020

  • Free to All

    Mozart and Salieri


    Rescheduled for the Fall of 2020

    Multiple Venues
  • Free to All

    Opera Outreach

    February 2021

  • Opera

    L'amico Fritz


  • Opera

    Così fan tutte


    Rescheduled for May 22 & 23, 2021

    Mimi Ohio Theatre

A Message from Dorota Sobieska

Dear Companions,

As we approach our 25th Anniversary, let me express our gratitude to all who have contributed to the success of our opera: The Board of Trustees, Donors, Audiences, Artists, Technicians, Staff and Volunteers. Together, we have produced 57 opera titles in 67 premieres (several titles were performed more than once) by such masters as Bellini, Donizetti, El-Dabh, Elsner and Chopin, Gershwin, Humperdinck, Kálmán, Korngold, Lehár, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Mascagni, Maklakiewicz and Schiller, Moniuszko, Mozart, Offenbach, Pergolesi, Puccini, Purcell, Rameau, Rossini, Schumann, Smetana, Strauss II, Szymanowski, Verdi, and Wolf-Ferrari. The upcoming season will include L’amico Fritz by Mascagni in March 2021 honoring our President Dr. Howard Simon and his wife Beth Simon, fully staged with Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. Since 2013, The Cleveland Opera has annually performed at Mimi Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square. In May 2021, we will return to Playhouse Square to dazzle the audience with Mozart’s masterpiece comedy Così fan tutte. As usual our outreach programs will offer one-act opera performances throughout Cleveland and Northeast Ohio free to the public. We look forward to connecting with you!

A glimpse into The Cleveland Opera's 2014 production of Die tote stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Our programs are made possible by

  • Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Kulas Foundation
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • John P. Murphy Foundation
  • Neighborhood Connections
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Ohio Arts Council
  • Opera America
  • Northern Ohio Opera League
  • Polish-American Cultural Center
  • Cleveland Society of Poles
  • and many other generous sponsors.

Thank You!