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OPERA San Antonio in the News

A Message from the Chairman

Welcome to Opera San Antonio. 

Opera San Antonio was formed to be the resident opera company of San Antonio’s new Tobin Center. We began productions in the Tobin Center in January of 2015. You can review the productions on this website, and see for yourself what kind of quality production we are doing.

Our major productions have been SalomeMadame ButterflyCarmenThe Barber of Seville, and Macbeth. On this website you can see examples of....

Introducing Adam Diegel

Adam Diegel is the new Artistic Director of Opera San Antonio, appointed in January 2018. Before joining Opera San Antonio, he had a 15-year career as an operatic tenor. 

Adam grew up in Memphis, and graduated from the University of Memphis. He began serious voice studies after singing in a church choir. That led to his winning the Regional Audition for the Metropolitan Opera. After competing in the National Finals, he was selected to study in the Yale University School of Music. As a singer, Adam....

Opera San Antonio Enhancement Dinner


Amanda Kingston is the talented soprano who will sing the famous role of Mimi in Opera San Antonio's production of Puccini's La Bohème on May 17 and 19. She prepared us for her appearance here by making the following remarks to San Antonio's Opera Guild at their February dinner. Learn about Amanda, her own experience with opera, and her love of La Bohème by reading here....

Leadership Change Complete With New Executive Director At Opera SA

credit: Natalie Matthews Studio

Hired last week, business consultant and longtime opera patron Liz Tullis has begun her new job as Opera San Antonio’s new executive director, the latest in a series of leadership changes that include the recent naming of tenor Adam Diegel as the organization’s new artistic director.

“Adam can focus on maintaining the high quality of performance ....

New Artistic Director Joins Opera San Antonio

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“Adam is really going to be a great addition to San Antonio,” said Blair Labatt, Opera San Antonio’s board chair, in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon. 

“I feel like he’s one of us already, based on his previous experiences here,” Labatt said of Diegel, noting that Diegel performed the lead role in the company’s 2015 production of Madama Butterfly, and more recently the role of Don José in 2016’s Carmen.

Henry Murger’s Tales of Paris Life Gave Rise to 2 ‘Bohèmes’

credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

PARIS — Anyone who knows anything about opera knows Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème.”

The tragic tale of love, suffering and death in the world of four impoverished artists in 1840 Paris is among opera’s most beloved — and most performed — classics.


Macbeth en San Antonio Texas

credit: Karen Almond
Ramón Jacques
Sobresaliente fue el resultado del reto que asumió la Ópera de San Antonio al elegir escenificar Macbeth de Verdi. En apenas cuatro temporadas, la compañía ha ofrecido a su público un repertorio interesante y variado, que no se basa solo en...

This Cauldron Bubbles Nicely

credit: Karen Almond

When the curtain came down on Opera San Antonio’s memorably strong production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth on Sept. 8, the Tobin Center audience might well have wondered why this taut Shakespearean drama isn’t staged more often. 

Opera company reaches new heights with Macbeth

credit: Karen Almond

OPERA San Antonio took a giant step Friday night with the first staging of its fourth season.

The company spread its wings by staging a Shakespearean opera by Giuseppe Verdi, taking a chance on “Macbeth,” one that many people haven’t seen despite its vivid theatrics. The company also presented its biggest chorus yet, 32 wonderful singers.

OPERA San Antonio Presents Macbeth

credit: Karen Almond

You may already know that San Antonio is home to a world-class opera company, OPERA San Antonio, now in its fourth season as a resident company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. But do you know what it takes to produce a grand opera like Verdi’s Macbeth on the stage of the H-E-B Performance Hall? A village of singers, musicians, designers, and skilled workers, plus truckloads of sets, and costumes, assemble in San Antonio to make it happen.

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