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About Us

Welcome to the virtual home of the South Bend Lyric Opera.
On behalf of South Bend Lyric Opera, I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude for your patronage during the first four seasons of our existence. We are honored to bring you a wonderful team of professionals who seek to produce great operas and provide a stage for emerging and established talents in intimate settings. It is our goal to continue to focus on the artistic integrity of both singing, performance, and the use of space in order to extend the beautiful tradition of opera.
Our Mission
  • To present opera performances of the highest quality available to the widest possible audiences in the South Bend metropolitan area.

  • To perpetuate and enrich the operatic art form

  • To be creative and innovative in all aspects of opera

  • To take a leadership role in training, arts education and audience development

SBLO is a 501(c)3 organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code.

"When the alchemy of talents  joining music, singing, drama, poetry, plastic arts and dance is realized,

you get something much larger than life… well…you get opera."

Emanuel-Cristian Caraman

SBLO Artistic Director

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