How do I purchase tickets?

Purchase tickets to individual shows through Call 315-475-5915 to purchase a season subscription for all three productions or a gift certificate to share with a friend.

What should I wear to the opera?

Whatever you want! We welcome anything from black tie to jeans and everything in between. Be fancy, be comfortable, be extra, be sparkly, be yourself…whatever you wear, just be at the opera.


Will I understand what the singers are saying? Don’t they sing in other languages?

Opera is a larger than life artform. There are sets, costumes, orchestra, and glorious singing actors. It is the best of live theater, concerts, and raw emotion rolled into one. Trust us, you will understand. And you will probably laugh and cry and remember the essence of our humanity. But just in case you are still worried, there are also translations projected above the stage so you can literally understand each word.


Is Syracuse Opera a non-profit?

Yes! We are a 501c3 non-profit and more than 60% of our revenue comes from donations. Please consider making a gift to support Syracuse Opera today!


How can I audition?

We hear auditions regularly in Syracuse and periodically in NYC. Please see our auditions page for more information regarding how to submit materials and to inquire about audition opportunities.


What other operas have you produced?

Production History

1974-75 Faust (Tri-Cities Opera tour), The Magic Flute, Cinderella (Rossini), Madama Butterfly

1975-76 Norma, La Traviata, Beauty and the Beast, (DiGiacomo—world premiere)

1976-77 Un Ballo in Maschera, The Barber of Seville, La Périchole

1977-78 Aïda, Hansel and Gretel, The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly

1978-79 Tosca, Die Fledermaus, Rigoletto

1979-80 Cavalleria Rusticana/ I Pagliacci, The Old Maid and the Thief, Three penny Opera, The Merry Widow, Don Giovanni

1980-81 Lucia di Lammermoor, La Bohème, Cosi fan tutte, The Tales of Hoffmann

1981-82 La Traviata, HMS Pinafore, The Barber of Seville, Romeo and Juliette

1982-83 Il Trovatore, The Magic Flute, The Elixir of Love

1983-84 Die Fledermaus, Otello, Faust(10th Anniversary)

1984-85 Aïda, Don Pasquale, The Marriage of Figaro, The Mikado

1985-86 La Bohème, Hansel and Gretel, A Waterbird Talk/The Medium, Falstaff

1986-87 Carmen, Tosca, The Man of La Mancha, Ariadne auf Naxos

1987-88 Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, The Tales of Hoffmann

1988-89 The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, Porgy and Bess

1989-90 Fidelio, Babes in Toyland, The Daughter of the Regiment, Gianni Schicchi/I Pagliacci

1990-91 Carousel, Turandot, The Marriage of Figaro, (NYCO National Company tour), Don Giovanni

1991-92 The Merry Widow, Tosca (NYCO National Company tour), Lucia di Lammermoor

1992-93 La Bohème, Babes in Toyland, Carmen (NYCO National Company tour), The Abduction from the Seraglio

1993-94 Aïda, Madama Butterfly (NYCO National Company tour), The Italian Girl in Algiers(20th Anniversary)

1994-95 Il Trovatore, Babes in Toyland, The Barber of Seville (NYCO National Company tour), The Magic Flute

1995-96 The Merry Wives of Windsor, La Traviata (NYCO National Company tour), The Mikado

1996-97 Otello, La Bohème (NYCO National Company tour), Martha

1997-98 Tosca, The Daughter of the , Regiment (NYCO National Company tour), Rigoletto

1998-99 Carmen, Madama Butterfly (NYCO National Company tour), Zar und Zimmermann(25th Anniversary)

1999-00 Aïda, Turandot (Teatro Lirico D'Europa tour), Die Fledermaus

2000-01 Così fan tutte, Nabucco (Teatro Lirico D'Europa tour), The Tales of Hoffmann

2001-02 Faust, Il Trovatore (Teatro Lirico D'Europa tour), Don Giovanni

2002-03 La Bohème, Rigoletto (Teatro Lirico D'Europa tour), Macbeth

2003-04 La Traviata, The Pirates of Penzance, The Magic Flute (np; Open Hand Theater)(30th Anniversary)

2004-05 Otello, The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly

2005-06 Tosca, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Marriage of Figaro

2006-07 Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Merry Widow

2007-08 Rigoletto (np), Don Pasquale, The Medium/Pagliacci

2008-09 The Magic Flute (revival; Open Hand Theater), Romeo and Juliet, Little Women

2009-10 La Bohème, The Flying Dutchman (np, Syracuse premiere), Hansel & Gretel

2010-11 The Mikado, Don Giovanni, The Pearl Fishers (np, Syracuse premiere)

2011-12 La Traviata, Carmina Burana (np, Syracuse premiere) , Madama Butterfly

2012-13 Tosca, Sweeney Todd (np, Syracuse premiere) , The Marriage of Figaro

2013-14 The Tragedy of Carmen, Maria de Buenos Aires: A Tango Opera., Porgy and Bess in Concert

 2014-15 Die Fledermaus, A Little Night Music (np, Syracuse Premiere), The Barber of Seville

 2015-16 Glory Denied (np, Syracuse premiere), La Boheme, My Fair Lady

 2016-17 La Cenerentola, Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin (np, Syracuse premiere)

2017-2018 Carmen, La traviata, Madama Butterfly

2018-2019 Macbeth, Don Giovanni, Three Penny Opera        

NP = New Production