Our History


Member of OPERA America.

Opera in the Rock is Arkansas’s only Professional Company Member of OPERA America. We strive for artistic merit and excellence in our work, providing paid performance opportunities for opera singers, directors, artists, and technicians in Central Arkansas. Selecting works that celebrate the diversity and excellence of talent here in Arkansas.

Each year, Opera in the Rock leads with community and professional collaboration on main-stage productions, short operatic works, one-acts, and special events. Our performances not only feature artists and performers living and working in Arkansas but also draw talent from all over the world.


Opera has resonated with audiences young and old for generations. Our work (and your support) helps to build a collaborative, innovative future for this rich art form for generations to come.

We seek to enrich the cultural life of Arkansas through professional opera performances emphasizing collaboration and diversity to build future audiences for this rich art form.