Mission & Vision
Rochester Lyric Opera is Western New York’s only professional opera company. RLO offers performances of world-class, professional opera, but remains rooted in and dedicated to the community it calls home — a community with an extraordinary legacy of music performance and education.
Rochester Lyric Opera is proud to:
- Offer fully-staged opera and operetta in concert, with performances by nationally and internationally acclaimed vocalists in traditional and non-traditional settings.
- Support and offer performance outlets for challenging, dynamic new works by regional composers.
- Encourage the development of emerging vocal talent at the local level, with educational and performance opportunities for youth and amateur adults.
- Strive to reach new audiences and promote the continued relevancy of opera by providing a social, festive and inviting performance environment.
- Partner with other regional arts organizations to contribute to the quality of life in our community.