OPERA San Antonio was formed to produce and present world-class opera by the local resident opera company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

More than any other of the performing art, opera makes us hear as we never have before, because we are hearing a unique instrument - the trained, un-amplified human voice, an instrument that can convey human emotion in a way nothing else can.

In the fifties and sixties, grand opera had a continuous presence in San Antonio, when the Metropolitan Opera annually traveled to perform here. OPERA San Antonio brings big-stage opera back to San Antonio. As the seventh largest city in the nation, San Antonio needs opera as a civic asset to give to all its people.

"What is too subtle to be said, or too deeply felt, or too revealing, or too mysterious - these things can be sung, and only be sung."

- Sir Kenneth Clark, Civilization


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