What We Do

Present professional opera performances and artistic outreach to the Carolinas and greater US. Nurture and promote American trained operatic talent. Educate and build future US opera audiences through performance and artistic outreach.

The Company

How are we different?

Opera Experience Southeast provides US-trained artists with expert coaching, career mentoring and an opportunity to perform operatic roles on our mainstage.

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Your support makes it possible for Opera Experience Southeast to promote and nurture US-trained operatic talent. Help us make it happen!

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Our Mission

John Fowler and Marie-Claire O'Reirdan created Opera Experience Southeast, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, from a profound desire to nurture and promote emerging American-educated operatic talent. During past decades there were more opportunities to hone key components of the production and performance process than exist today. All too often aspiring young professionals hear the comment: "we love what you do...come back when you have more experience."

Opera Experience Southeast was founded to address that need.

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