Since 1975, Indianapolis Opera has delivered the passion, excitement and art of opera throughout Indiana with compelling educational, cultural and community activities. The Indianapolis Opera Ensemble program reaches 30,000 children and adults statewide each year, with additional performances in Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky. In 2014, the company embraced an intensive organizational assessment process to examine its business operations, gather audience feedback and understand community needs in a changing environment. One of several outcomes includes the hiring of Kevin Patterson in February 2015 as Indianapolis Opera's General Director.
Serving Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and the Midwest, Indianapolis Opera’s mission is to entertain by creating the passion, excitement and art of opera and to develop the widest possible audience for opera through educational, cultural and community activities.