Commitment to Artistic Excellence

Greetings and welcome to Harlem Opera Theater. Are you an aspiring singer, musician, or composer? Do you need help to start your career? Or, are you trying to perform in front of an audience? Then you’ve found the right place for your needs! It is an institution that empowers African-American artists and communities through innovative musical shows and masterclasses. Whether it’s an opera, school recital, or another type of concert, you can always expect great things from us.

Join the Opera – A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE followed by A HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING with the artists and the audience! 

July 16th and July 17th
Free cultural entertainment for the village of Harlem!

Come for the opera! Stay for the play

The Harlem Opera Festival precedes The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s presentation of Twelfth Night!

Harlem Presents = HarlemWeen + The Harlem Hoedown + The Harlem Opera Festival

Harlem Presents is supported by:

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH - 3:00PM
A TRIBUTE TO BLACK MUSIC MONTH

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Are you interested to know how our organization can assist you?

Connect with Harlem Opera Theater now! At Harlem Opera Theater, we’re passionate about creating and performing music to different audiences. We also love the modern and classical works of many African-American musical artists. Aside from performances, we support singers and instrumentalists by taking their talents to the local, national, and international entertainment scene. Accordingly, this made us who we are today – a beloved and highly regarded musical institution in New York. Currently, there are numerous opera houses, artist workshops, and music academies in the country. However, not all of them understand and properly shape the unique talents of African-American musicians. Only a few organizations are trying to introduce this classical art form to communities where opera is not that popular or even known. We provide outreach to these communities while guiding musicians and formulating new initiatives. After learning about our work and passion for empowering artists, you likely can’t wait to talk to us. Then we’re also excited to help you out. Contact Harlem Opera Theater today!

Our Values

21st Anniversary. Welcome to our website. Opera, classical music concerts, recitals, in-school performances, new initiatives.

Our achievements include Opera for Beginners, in-school performances, annual Holiday Community Sing, Salute to Black History, African American Composers in Concert, Vocal Competition for Classical Singers. Celebrate opera in the Harlem Community.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide performance opportunities for professional and developing gifted artists within Harlem and communities where opera is seldom performed, and to cultivate and expand audience appreciation for opera and classical music through creative programming. Particular focus is given to the works of African-American composers and to projects that link different aspects of the performing arts.

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KWANZAA CELEBRATION

December 26 2021 to January 2022
SEASONS GREETINGS, WISHING YOU ALL THE JOYS OF THE HOLIDAY DURING THIS TRYING TIME. JOIN OUR VIRTUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION – THROUGH JANUARY 2022. WE THANK OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS VIRTUAL PRESENTATION POSSIBLE. PEACE AND BLESSINGS, ​​ HARLEM OPERA THEATER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND ARTISTS
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SHUFFLE ALONG

December 31, 2021; will livestream through 2022.

Join our Tribute to the 100th Anniversary to
Shuffle Along on the links below:
Premiering on YouTube
https://youtu.be/dQf8gsnT-Hg

Livestreaming on Youtube
https://youtu.be/ZuvqEpIeeAU

Livestreaming on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/
HarlemOperaTheater/live/

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Tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar
Show : February 2022
Opera for Beginners - NYC Public Schools and afterschool center
Show : May - June 2022
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Holiday Community Sing
Show : December 2022
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CLASSICAL LISTINGS

Join the Harlem Opera Theater Classical Listing of developing and professional singers and musicians.

Send your resume, bio, head shot and MP3 sample of your voice/music to: harlemoperatheater.org

All materials will be reviewed by Dr. Gregory Hopkins, Artistic Director, Harlem Opera Theater and/or partner organizations.

Professional opportunities include:

• Auditions for operatic works
• Concerts and Recitals
• Master Classes
• National and International tours
• Opera for Beginners – teaching artists
• Vocal competition (ages 18-35)

past performances

On behalf of the Columbia Secondary School and community at large I just wanted to convey my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Professor Hopkins and Laquita Mitchell and Jorell Williams for the dynamic presentation of Opera for Beginners Concert! 
- West Harlem Schools