The mission of El Paso Opera is to harness the transformative power of our art to engage with the local and larger community as a lasting and valued cultural service. Our Core Values:
Diversity and inclusion
Opportunities for local and emerging talent
To position ourselves as a valuable member of El Paso’s Arts Community by continuing to provide a product unlike any other in our region Through a combination of tradition and innovation El Paso Opera will continue to reach new audiences and prove itself and this art as relevant.
El Paso Opera began in 1992 as Opera a la Carte offering excerpts of classical opera. After overwhelming support indicated a desire for fully-staged, complete operatic productions, the organization expanded into a full company in 1994. By 2000, El Paso Opera had more than 1000 season subscriptions! El Paso Opera is proud to be known as the first opera company in the United States to display dual supertitle translations in both English and Spanish. We have continued to give the region high-quality art and entertainment despite financial difficulty and a trying economy.
L->R Board Member Omar Rodriguez, Treasurer Michael White, Executive Director Arianne Marcee, President Chelsea Lamego, and Board Member Adrian Ordoñez (photo credit El Paso Inc.)
Stacey Hunt Spier
Marcela Flores Fernandez
Honorary Board Member
Season 27 Guild Members
Mary Lou Currier
Fay la Fon