Opera Music Coming Soon to San Antonio, TX

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After a long hiatus, the Metropolitan Opera is returning to San Antonio, TX! Check out our blog for all the latest news and performance dates.


The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it will be bringing its world-renowned opera music to San Antonio, TX, in the spring of 2020. The performances will take place at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and will feature some of the world’s most celebrated operatic talent.

This is exciting news for opera fans in San Antonio and the surrounding area, as the Metropolitan Opera is widely considered to be one of the premier opera companies in the world. Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been a leading force in the opera world for over a century, and has produced some of the most memorable performances in opera history.

The Metropolitan Opera’s performances in San Antonio will mark the first time that the company has brought its operas to Texas since 2011, when it performed at The Dallas Opera. The San Antonio performances will also be the first time that the Metropolitan Opera has performed at the Tobin Center for The Performing Arts, which opened in 2014.

The Metropolitan Opera’s performances in San Antonio will take place on May 8th and 9th, 2020. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on December 3rd, 2019.

What is Opera?

Opera is a musical art form in which artists use their voices to create dramatic singing performances. Opera encompasses a wide range of musical styles, from the simple arias of early opera to the complex, symphonic works of contemporary opera. Opera can be performed in either solo or ensemble settings, and it often includes elements of dance, drama, and visual arts.

Opera originated in Italy in the early 1600s, and it soon spread to other European countries. Today, opera is enjoyed by audiences all over the world. San Antonio is no exception! We are thrilled to announce that opera is coming soon to our city.

Whether you are a longtime fan of opera or someone who has never experienced this musical art form before, we hope you will join us for this exciting event.

History of Opera

Opera is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers, but is distinct from musical theatre. Such a “work” (the literal translation of Italian opera) is typically a collaboration between a composer and a librettist and incorporates a number of the performing arts, such as acting, scenery, costume, and sometimes dance or ballet. Theperformance is typically given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble, which since the early 19th century has been led by a conductor.

Different Types of Opera

San Antonio is soon to be graced with the beautiful sounds of opera! While many people think of opera as a single type of music, it is actually a very diverse genre. There are many different types of opera, each with its own distinct history, style, and memory. Here are just a few of the most popular types of opera that you might see performed in San Antonio:

San Antonio, TX will soon be graced with the presence of opera music. This elegant and classic genre of music has been around for centuries, entertaining audiences with its grandiose orchestrations and powerful vocal performances. If you’re new to opera, or simply want to brush up on some of the most popular songs, here is a list of 10 arias that are sure to dazzle you.

“Nessun dorma” from Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot
“E lucevan le stelle” from Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca
“O mio babbino caro” from Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi
“La donna è mobile” from Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto
“Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata
“Una furtiva lagrima” from Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore
“‘Torna a Surriento'” by Ernesto De Curtis
“”O sole mio”” by Giovanni Capurro
“”Funiculì, Funiculà”” by Luigi Denza
“”Granada”” by Agustín Lara

San Antonio Opera Companies

San Antonio has a rich history of opera companies that have thrilled audiences for generations. The San Antonio Opera Company was founded in 1926 and is the oldest continuously operating professional opera company in Texas. The San Antonio Symphony Orchestra began presenting operas in the 1930s, and the San Antonio Gilbert and Sullivan Society was founded in 1948. The San Antonio Lyric Opera Company was formed in 1988 to bring quality professional opera productions to the Alamo City.

Upcoming Opera Events in San Antonio

Looking for something different to do in San Antonio? Check out these upcoming opera events!

-The San Antonio Symphony presents Verdi’s La Traviata on Friday, March 9 at 8:00 pm at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

-The Texas Lyric Opera will be performing Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor on Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 pm at the Plaza Theatre.

-The San Antonio Opera will be putting on Puccini’s La Bohème on Sunday, March 11 at 2:30 pm at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.


In conclusion, those who love opera music will soon have the opportunity to enjoy this type of music in the city of San Antonio, TX. This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy this type of music and wish to experience it live.

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