It is the mission of First Coast Opera to be the premiere Opera company in Northeast
Florida, known for its balance of unwavering commitment to artistic excellence,
while developing local and regional talent.
Present staged theatrical productions in the genres of Opera and
Operetta. In addition to formal staging, creative performance settings and
styles such as cabaret and revue type shows are encouraged.
Expand audience through creative marketing, including varied
Strive to produce one fully staged Opera/Operetta per season.
Develop a solid base of financial support from a wide range of
sources and always be
Provide a stage to showcase and develop the finest local and
regional talent available.
Hire professional talent for directorships, lead roles, and pit
musicians, to support productions and to serve as role models as well as attract
Partner with fellow arts organizations to create synergies that
will build and strengthen the arts in our community and add to our support base.
Bring Opera and classical singing to the youth in our area
through master classes, creative school programs, and, where feasible,
performance opportunities in FCO Productions.
In everything we do, reflect our Core Values: Respect for the
Individual; Honesty; Professionalism; and Honoring the Composer's Music.