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A New Opera Company with a New Business Model

The vision for Sugar Creek Opera Cleveland begins with a new kind of Opera Company. For the past 12 years, Sugar Creek Opera has produced world-class professional opera in the countryside of Illinois, using a forward thinking business model that focuses on cost containment without sacrificing the music. This is an Opera Company that honors the great tradition of classic opera performance and simultaneously embraces contemporary American Opera. One that adheres to the highest standards of professional opera performance. An Opera Company that searches every day for new ways to please our patrons, new ways to present and preserve this sacred art form.

Affordable, extraordinary opera

Opera Re-Imagined

Sugar Creek Opera Cleveland is the key to great opera performance in Cleveland. Opera that touches the soul of every man, woman, and child. Opera that elevates the vibrant arts community of Cleveland to a position of national leadership in opera performance. Together, we can create magnificent opera and preserve this beautiful art form as a legacy for generations of Cleveland residents and visitors.

Sugar Creek Opera Cleveland is a member of Opera America.

Our Target Audience

Understanding the changing complexion of today’s opera patron shows us that to truly serve our patrons, Sugar Creek Opera Cleveland must present opera that appeals to the traditionalist as well as to those who are more interested in contemporary, American opera and in seeing traditional opera presented in new ways.