Celebrating & Connecting Utah’s
CREATIVE COMMUNITY

Opera was born in the 1600s as an art form where poetry, dance, and music were combined into a single work. Although the art form has evolved over time, the tradition of collaboration continues today with operas featuring talented singers, actors, dancers, visual artists, orchestral musicians, craftsmen, fashion designers, and more. In addition to these more traditional art forms, innovative technology is being featured more and more on the opera stage.

This is where we draw our inspiration for Creative Community. In the spirit of opera’s tradition of bringing creative people together on the stage, Utah Opera connects creatives in our community together off stage through programs and events that celebrate creativity in Utah and bring a diverse group of creative individuals together.

Join us as we explore the many ways that creativity intersects in our community.

Funded by OPERA America’s Building Opera Audiences Grant Program, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.


Past Sumer Events

August 20, 2016 - Utah Hogle Zoo's ZooBrew

Join us for an adults-only event at the zoo where Utah Opera will sing arias from our upcoming 2016-2017 season. Learn more>>

 

 

August 20, 2016 - Arts in the Park at Timpanogos Cave

In celebration of the NPS Centennial, Timpanogos Cave National Monument has organized a day where visual and performing artists create art along the trail and inside the cave. Utah Opera will be singing on the deck by the visitor center and then hiking up to the Camel Room inside the cave for a truly breathtaking experience.   Learn more>>

August 13, 2016 - Opera and Fashion at Kimball Arts Festival in Park City

We have collaborated with the Kimball Art Center and Main & Sky for a day of opera and a fashion show by Farasha inspired by our upcoming 2016-2017 season. Learn More>>

 

July 29, 2016 - Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival 

Opening night party of the festival where the videos from Opera from the Hive are projected onto the Sugar Mound building. Learn more>>

 

June 23–25, 2016 - Random Acts of Opera at the Utah Arts Festival

Several years ago, as flash mobs and pop-up art-making started making a viral presence, we decided one way Utah Opera could surprise and delight people with art in an unexpected place would be to offer 5-10 minutes of music in the open space inside our beautiful downtown library.

Utah Opera’s summer guests, baritone Markel Reed and soprano Clara Hurtado Lee and pianist Emily Williams will perform “randomly” on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at noon and 1PM. Each performance features three sets in the Library Atrium.

At random times throughout each season, in collaboration with the library staff (who purchased a portable piano to encourage musical events), Utah Opera’s Resident Artists show up and sing opera in the atrium. It’s a great way for us to share the love of trained vocal instruments with our community. It’s exciting for the company to be able to extend these pop-up events into the Utah Arts Festival this year.

Learn more>>

Library Atrium

  • Thu, June 23, 1:00 Baritone Markel Reed and Pianist Emily Williams
  • Fri, June 24, 12:00 Baritone Markel Reed and Pianist Emily Williams
  • Fri, June 24, 1:00 Soprano Clara Hurtado Lee and Pianist Emily Williams
  • Sat, June 25, 12:00 Baritone Markel Reed and Pianist Emily Williams
  • Sat, June 25, 1:00 Soprano Clara Hurtado Lee and Pianist Emily Williams

 

June 17-19, 2016 - Utah Foster Care: Chalk Art Festival

Utah Opera hired a chalk artist to create a mural depicting the upcoming 2016-17 opera season. Learn more>>


 Past Events for Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro 

 April 18, 2016 - May 15, 2016 - Libretti & Libations

Utah opera and Salt Lake Magazine collaborate with bars/restaurants and they create craft cocktails inspired by the libretto of our upcoming production of Marriage of Figaro. 
Learn more >>

 Media Sponsor

 

Participating establishments:

           

                  

 

May 7, 2016 - Harmon's Cooking Demonstration

A multicourse meal with a menu exploring all the different countries involved with the making of Figaro.  Learn more>>

 

May 6, 2015 - May Day on Main Gallery Stroll

Utah Opera's Resident artist perform Random acts of Opera at the Hope Gallery (151 S Main)

   

 

April 29, 2016 - Libretti & Libations Cocktail Crawl

Join us for Utah Opera’s second Libretti & Libations Bar Crawl. This time around, we'll be going to just 8 of the 11 bars and restaurants, but we encourage you to try them all! The tentative schedule (because, you know, fun happens) is mapped out below. We will be tweeting updates of our location, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @utahopera, especially if you plan on meeting us for just part of the crawl.

Visit our Facebook page for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/620691128083492/  

Click on the handy dandy google map link below for the route:
http://bit.ly/26CtbeF

           

           


Digital Opera Project

This is a series of multi-media operas presented by the Utah Opera and The Bee. We have collaborated with local authors, composers, musicians, and film studios to create a unique twist on an old tradition. 

May 17, 2016-The Bee: A Night at the Opera

Join us for a dramatic evening of storytelling as the Utah Opera debuts Operas from the Hive, a collection of 5 short operas based on true stories told on stage at The Bee! This truly collaborative compilation of animated and live action short films feature the resident artists of Utah Opera, with original scores written by the Salty Cricket Composers Collective, performed by local musicians, and produced by local studios. This project is one-of-a-kind!

Club at 50 West 7pm Cocktail Hour. 8pm Stories. 21+  

>> This show is now sold out! <<

Tickets will not be available at the door. If you're feeling lucky, you can write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the subject line "Night at the Opera Waiting List" and we'll let you know if we have any openings!

Presented in partnership with The Utah Opera with thanks to our community partners for their support: KRCL 90.9FM, Utah Humanities, & CATALYST Magazine.

Learn more about The Bee and get on our list at thebeeslc.org.

         

 

August 13, 2015- "The Bee" Storytelling Competition in collaboration with Salty Cricket Composer Collective

Utah Opera's Company Manager Michelle Peterson will guest judge at The Bee's LOST & FOUND event at Urban Lounge. For more information, visit thebeeslc.strikingly.com.This will also kick off a collaboration between The Bee, Salty Cricket Composer Collective, and Utah Opera where we will be creating short operas based on true stories from our community. More details to follow! 


Past events for Verdi's Aida Past Events for Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro 

February 22, 2016 - March 20, 2016 --Libretti & Libations

Utah opera and Salt Lake Magazine have collaborated with 10 bars/restaurants and they have created 11 craft cocktails inspired by the libretto of our upcoming production of Aida. 
Learn more >>

Media Sponsor

 

Participating establishments:

                 

            

 

March 11, 2016 - Libretti & Libations Bar Crawl 

Join us for Utah Opera’s first Libretti & Libations Bar Crawl. This time around, we'll be going to just 8 of the 10 bars and restaurants, but we encourage you to try them all! The tentative schedule (because, you know, fun happens) is mapped out below. We will be tweeting updates of our location, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @utahopera, especially if you plan on meeting us for just part of the crawl.

Visit our Facebook page for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1689117144700206/ 

Click on the handy dandy google map link below for the route
https://goo.gl/maps/JNtLc4ynxev

            

      

 

February 24, 2016 - Bon Appétit at O.P. Rockwell in Park City

A pop-up restaurant at O.P. Rockwell in Park City for Valentine's Day featuring the opera "Bon Appétit" a one-woman opera about Julia Childs making a soufflé. Tickets are $175/person and tickets are available at: www.culinarycrafts.com/pop-up-restaurants/ 

    


Past events for Lehár's The Merry Widow

December 18, 2015  - January 24, 2016 - Libretto & Libations

Local mixologists create craft cocktails inspired by the libretto in our upcoming production of Tosca. Learn more >>

 

 

January 11 - 24, 2016 - Bel Canto Confections

Enjoy the taste of Tosca through opera-inspired backed goods from participating, local bakeries.

 

 

January 20, 2016 - "French Dinner a la Provencal" Cooking Class at Salt Lake Culinary Center

Join Chef Mollie for a delicious trip to the French countryside.  Provence is a French maritime province.  The region is known, and loved, for its wines and cuisine.  The term, a la Provencal, is used to describe dishes from Provence.  In this class, students will prepare a classic French menu that explores and utilizes the abundant riches of Provence’s native ingredients. For more information and to sign up visit the Salt Lake Culinary Center website. Use code UO2016 for 10% off!

January 19, 2016 - Resident Artist Perform at Adobe
 
Resident Artists perform for Adobe employees at their headquarters in Lehi, Utah.
 
 
January 18, 2016 - Ronald McDonald House
 
A night out to the opera for deserving families - including a reception in the Capitol Theatre's 5th Floor.


Past Events for Puccini's Tosca

September 13 - October 18, 2015 - Libretto & Libations

Local mixologists create craft cocktails inspired by the libretto in our upcoming production of Tosca. Learn more >>

 

October 10 - 18, 2015 - Bel Canto Confections

Enjoy the taste of Tosca through opera-inspired backed goods from participating, local bakeries.

 

October 16, 2015 - Opera at the Gallery Stroll

Utah Resident Artists will perform at ArtAccess during the Gallery Stroll on the 3rd Friday in October. The Resident Artists will perform a 20-minute program of music from the current opera Tosca.

 

October 12, 2015; 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Design Week

At the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre

Utah Opera is opening its stage for Design Week. Start the week off with an up-close look at the artistry and design of Puccini's Tosca. This lunch-time event features a discussion focused on the sophisticated techniques Ercole Sormani used in the creation of Tosca's famous Roman backdrops. Experience the dramatic effect that lighting can have on design. Then, go on stage for the full experience of a walk through Rome.

October 10, 2015 - Fashion Night at Tosca (by invitation only)

A fashion experience of current styles influenced by Puccini's Tosca held on the rooftop terrace at Capitol Theatre.

 

October 5, 2015 - "Italian for a Day" Cooking Class at Salt Lake Culinary School

Learn how to cook classic Italian dishes such as bruschetta, cacciatora, gnocchi, risotto, and tiramasu and experience classical Italian opera with Puccini's Tosca. When you sign up, enter promo code Opera1005 to get 10% off! To learn more, visit www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com.

October 3, 2015 - Private Dining event with Red Kitchen (by invitation only)

The chefs at Red Kitchen present an intimate dining experience inspired by the characters, music, and setting of Tosca.

September 25, 2015 - Creative Mornings at the Utah Opera Production Studios 


An event at Utah Opera Production Studios complete with a tour and preview of a rehearsal for Tosca.

Thank you for all who joined us for Ginamarie Marsala's presentation and the great group discussion on Empathy. The video of the event will be posted when it comes available. 
 

August 31, 2015 - Utah Opera at StartFEST's StartUp Games

Utah Opera sponsored the photo booth from www.funnyfacephotobooth.com at the StartUp Games in Provo. More than 50 individual photos were taken at the event, and prizes (including free tickets to a future opera) were given away.


 

The National Opera America Center

Funded by OPERA America's Building Opera Audiences Grant Program, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. OPERA America's Building Opera Audiences initiative supports the efforts of opera companies in the U.S. and Canada to build informed, enthusiastic audiences through innovative programs.

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