The mission of Cape Cod Opera is to enrich the cultural lives of residents of and visitors to Cape Cod by presenting operatic programs engaging local and regional professional casts, directors and designers, and by bringing live operatic experiences to local schools and community groups.
Cape Cod Opera evolved from a 1994 recital sponsored by Friends of Monomoy Theatre under the name of Afternoon at the Opera. Opera New England of Cape Cod joined in sponsoring the next year’s concert, followed by concert productions of Carmen and Die Fledermaus. The collaboration grew into Cape Cod Opera, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the production of staged opera showcasing local and regional talent and bringing live classical vocal music to Cape schools at no cost. The organization is administered by an all volunteer staff. Since 1997 productions have included a Summer’s Eve Opera Concert, The Marriage of Figaro, A Celebration of American Operetta, The Merry Widow, La Traviata, Rigoletto, A Romantic Evening with Sigmund Romberg, La Traviata, An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan, Madama Butterfly, Echoes of Grand Opera, Die Fledermaus , The Golden Age of Operetta, I Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana, a touring production of Amahl and The Night Visitors, a double bill of Trouble in Tahiti/Gianni Schicchi, The Mikado and Hansel and Gretel, Carmen, Tosca, Cosi fan Tutte, The Merry Widow and Love, Betrayal and Death. Each year highlights of the main stage prod