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History of Lyrical Opera Theater


Lyrical Opera Theater was founded on December 6, 2013 by opera singer, Lynnette Owens and transitioned into being a non-profit 501(c)(3) administrated by volunteers in May 2017. Throughout her travels in the operatic world, she became aware of the need to affordably enrichen people's lives in her local Utah community with a professional community opera company. 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 families. She wanted to provide a way for community opera companies world-wide to have better means of producing high quality, low-cost productions to assure the longevity and prosperity of opera making it more affordable and accessible everywhere.

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, La Traviata and Rigoletto. 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 Summer Art Fair in the Eccles Art Center in Ogden, Festa Italiana and Western Stampede. LOT serves seniors in senior living centers providing them events and concerts and does an annual fundraising Masquerade Party. We donate hundreds of hours of master level training to artists throughout the Salt Lake and surrounding counties.

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