About WGO


Enriching Lives Through Inspirational Productions

At its founding, Wichita Grand Opera became the first professional opera company in the state of Kansas. From our home at the Century II Performing Arts Center in downtown Wichita, we create inspirational productions of great works of art to enrich our community. We strive to develop artists, programming, and activities to carry the artistic vitality of opera forward into the 21st century.

Mission Statement

To produce opera and opera education programs at the highest artistic level to enrich the cultural lives of Kansans

Objectives

 

  • Engaging superb artists to create and perform in fully-staged operas and gala concerts
  • Continuing to enhance our talented, professional orchestra and chorus of locally-based musicians and singers to be the backbone of Wichita Grand Opera productions
  • Providing performance and professional development opportunities for Kansas and regionally-based opera singers
  • Offering educational and outreach experiences to students and communities throughout the region

Our History

  • November 15, 2000

    November 15, 2000

  • April 6, 2002

    April 6, 2002

  • December 7, 2002

    December 7, 2002

  • October 23, 2004

    October 23, 2004

  • March 2007

    March 2007

  • April 2007

    April 2007

  • April 2009

    April 2009

  • March 2011

    March 2011

  • February 2014

    February 2014

  • July 2015

    July 2015

  • July 2017

    July 2017