About Wilmington Concert Opera
Mission: Creating opportunities, opening communities: World Class Opera!
Wilmington Concert Opera is an exclusively woman and minority-led new opera company (incorporated 2018) in Wilmington, Delaware.
We serve two very different communities in substantially different capacities. First, we serve the greater Wilmington performer community, providing high-level performance opportunities that prioritize hiring local singers. While employing local singers, as women who are also performers, we prioritize a positive work flow and a rewarding, family-friendly rehearsal process, as well as engaging the most diverse cast possible for each production. Second, we offer free (donations accepted, but not required) performances in West Center City Wilmington, adjacent to the Arts District, an economically disadvantaged area. These performances provide this community with exposure to a traditionally expensive art form. It is one of our explicit goals to introduce new demographics to opera. As a result, our performances are always open to the public and family-friendly.
Arts & Culture; BIPOC-Led (Sr/Exec Leadership); Civic Engagement & Social Action; DDOA Grantee