While Las Vegas is known for glitz and glamour, there is a thriving cultural scene, and this includes opera. “Phantom of the Opera” was performed on the Las Vegas Strip for years. There are three opera companies in Southern Nevada as well as performances of opera at the university by its faculty. The cultural center offers performances by touring companies bringing opera to the Las Vegas Valley. Check out a timeless musical form and become a fan.
Opera Las Vegas
9310 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 107-128
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Opera Las Vegas is a nonprofit organization created to produce and sponsor professional operatic experiences. Its staff consists of volunteers skilled in management, planning and marketing, as well as the musical and theatrical arts. The opera company also works to encourage and promote interest in operatic music. Opera Las Vegas has partnered with fine arts organizations, educational institutions and entertainment corporations. It also offers programs to students and young artists through apprentice programs. A schedule of performances is listed on its website.

Nevada Opera Theatre
4080 S. Paradise Road, Suite 15
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 238-0986

Nevada Opera Theatre is a nonprofit opera company, which includes Nevada Opera Theatre Artists, chorus, children’s chorus and orchestra. There are about 120 members including national and international artists as well as residents of Las Vegas. Opera Outreach has performed for over 115,000 students attending the Clark Country School District. The singers also perform at Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada Veterans’ events, hospitals, civic and community organizations. Its soirees and special events program features the Main Stage Grand Opera, Operetta and Musical Theatre to showcase different genres of opera.

Sin City Opera
5385 Images Court
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 990-2787

Sin City Opera offers performances throughout the Las Vegas Valley as well professional development for local artists. The opera company features operas, operatic vignettes and Broadway standards, as well as concerts and soloists. The goal of the organization is to make opera performances more accessible, as well as develop, educate and expose non-traditional audiences through educational and outreach programs. There is an emphasis to reach all ages especially children and young adults. Sin City Opera, partnering with Summerlin Library and its Performing Arts Center, will present its “Opera in August” concert series featuring Las Vegas talent in concert. A schedule of performances is listed on its website.

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University Of Nevada, Las Vegas
The School of Music
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(702) 774-7100

The School of Music of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, features concerts for the public including opera performances. Concerts are performed by faculty, students and guest artists in many musical genres, and many of these events are free of charge. The university is involved with the community and offers programs to expose this art form to the public especially young adults and attending students.

The Smith Center For The Performing Arts
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 749-2000

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts features traveling performances as well as local artists. Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” will return to Las Vegas during its North American Tour in 2017. While telling the timeless story with its memorable score, there are new special effects, scenic changes, lighting designs, staging and choreography.

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