Tulsa Opera Cancels MainStage Productions for 2023-24 Season & General Director Resigns

Tulsa Opera has canceled its two MainStage 2023-24 season production due to financial struggles. In a statement, the company said, “given the financial challenge for our upcoming year, we unfortunately must make a significant change to the upcoming season. We have canceled the performances for ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ in October and ‘La Traviata’ in May. Please know we share your disappointment {…}

Michelle Bradley, Brian Jagde, Kenneth Overton, Allegra Da Vita & Leona Mitchell Headline Tulsa Opera’s 2022-23 Season

Tulsa Opera has announced its 75th anniversary season. The company will kick things off with the company premiere of Rossini’s “The Italian Girl.” The opera will star Allegra De Vita, Aaron Crouch, Robert Mellon, Ashraf Sweailam, Abigail Raiford, and V. Savoy McIlwain. Leslie Dunner conducts the production by Kimille Howard. Performance Dates: Oct. 28 & 30, 2022 Next up is {…}

Black Opera Alliance Releases Statement Regarding Tulsa Opera & Daniel Roumain’s Removal from ‘Greenwood Overcomes’

The Black Opera Alliance has issued a statement after the Tusla Opera removed Daniel Bernard Roumain’s “They Still Want to Kill Us” aria from the upcoming “Greenwood Overcomes” concert. In a written response, the organization said, “Mr. Roumain’s composition is reflective of a personal connection to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 as a Black American. Tulsa is a city {…}