Shreveport Opera

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Shreveport Opera
Address 212 Texas Street
Shreveport
U.S.
Coordinates 32°30′53″N 93°44′50″W / 32.514736°N 93.747261°W / 32.514736; -93.747261
Opened late 1940s
Years active 1940s–present
Website
www.shreveportopera.org

Shreveport Opera is an opera house and opera company in the city of Shreveport in Louisiana, United States, located on Texas Street. Shreveport Opera began in the late 1940s and has continued for over 60 seasons to the present day. It is the second largest of four opera companies in the state.

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From its debut in 1949, Shreveport Opera has been the only source of professional quality opera productions in North Louisiana, and it has continuously provided Ark-La-Tex residents with the highest artistic quality programming. Nearly the entire traditional operatic repertoire has been presented over its long history. Shreveport Opera has produced three world premieres and hosted some of the world’s greatest performers including Franco Corelli, Leontyne Price, and Sherrill Milnes, has featured concerts with such well-known singers as Beverly Sills and Plácido Domingo, and has enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to help launch the careers of internationally acclaimed stars such as Renee Fleming and Greer Grimsley. Shreveport Opera’s season evolved from a single performance to a season that currently includes three mainstage operas, a national singing competition and a yearly schedule of over 150 performances in local schools, libraries, community centers, homeless shelters and children’s hospitals by Shreveport Opera Xpress (SOX), the only educational opera touring program in the state.

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