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Lyrical Opera Theater's History

Lyrical Opera Theater was first founded on December 6, 2013. It is the dreamchild of its founder, Lynnette Owens. Throughout all of her travels as a professional opera singers, she became aware of not only the need in her local Utah community for a professional community opera company but the need of community opera companies around the world to have a means of producing high quality yet low cost productions. She wanted to provide local artists, both professional and upcoming, with training and performing opportunities where they could stay home with their regular, income providing jobs and their families and still get to sing in high quality productions. She also wanted to demonstrate to the operatic world how to affordably enrich people's lives with professional quality community opera.

53 people attended LOT's first concert in 2014, and it now has an annual outreach of over 28,000. LOT has successfully produced full operatic productions of Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Bohème, Carmen, Falstaff and La Traviata. LOT has built an educational outreach program in elementary schools introducing opera to 9,000 students annually and performs concert gigs in events such as the annual Festa Italiana and Western Stampede. LOT serves seniors in senior living centers providing them events and concerts and does an annual fundraising Masquerade Party. LOT donates hundreds of hours of master level training to artists throughout the Salt Lake County and surrounding counties to assure the longevity and prosperity of opera.

LOT's influence reaches world-wide by introducing its cost-saving, quality increasing innovations to the traditionalist world of opera, performing with rear-screen projection scenery including supertitle translations accompanied by full orchestral accompaniment music tracks.

On May 4, 2017, LOT transitioned into being a non-profit 501(c)(3).

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Upcoming Performances

Festa Italiana, SLC

Sept. 14, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00pm

The Gateway District,

18 North Rio Grande Street, SLC

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Masquerade Party, Lyrical Opera Theater

Desert Star Playhouse

October 19, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Lyrical Opera Theater is proud of and grateful to businesses, foundations and individuals that support our mission. We are a 501(c)(3) Arts Education charity. Your contribution will benefit Lyrical Opera Theater and may be written your taxes as a charitable contribution.