Opera Delaware is a professional non-profit opera company committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Founded in 1945, it is the only professional opera company in the state and the 11th oldest in the country, serving the entire metropolitan area of Wilmington. It is dedicated to bringing bold, vibrant, and creative operatic programming that enriches the community, transforms audiences, and encourages dialogue. The company has a reputation for excellence in both opera and arts education. It employs nearly 250 full and part-time local artists and staffers throughout the season with a $1.5 million annual budget.
Address: 4 S Poplar St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 658-8063
Interview with Kerriann Otanio, Vice President of Engagement at Opera Delaware. They talk about the organization’s mission to make opera more accessible and give people a sense of belonging in the opera house. They discuss how the company brings talent from around the world and the local area to Wilmington, Delaware, and how they make the stories and music accessible to new opera goers. They also talk about how Delaware is a central hub and the wealth of arts and culture in the area. The conversation is focused on promoting Opera Delaware’s upcoming production of La Traviata during the #DoMore24DE campaign.