MIOpera's Applications for our 2019 Voice Competition is up and running!

Competition Rules: https://miopera.squarespace.com/2019-competition-rules

Competition Prizes: https://miopera.squarespace.com/prizes-dates

Competition Application: https://miopera.squarespace.com/application

Welcome to the MIOpera

(formerly The Midwest Institute of Opera)

Our History

MIOpera (MIO) began in 2011 to provide professional performing opportunities for emerging opera artists, pianists and conductors where they could perform in a full opera production and gain resume building experiences, and to bring to Bloomington-Normal a genre of music that is infrequently accessible in our area.  Since our development we have given over 350 artists amazing operatic opportunities and we have provided the community with 15 opera productions that included Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (2011), Don Giovanni (2012), Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance (2012), Verdi’s Aïda (2013), Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (2013), Puccini's Suor Angelica (2014), Bizet's Carmen (2014) Shore's The Beautiful Bridegroom (2014), Ravel's The Bewitched Child (2015), Rossini's La Cenerentola (2015), Candey's Sweets by Kate (world premiere) (2015) and Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (2015), Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (2016) and Verdi's Falstaff (2016), Pirates of Penzance (2018), Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann (2018), Puccini's La bohème (2019) and Strauss' Die Fledermaus (2019) 

Ravel's The Bewitched Child 2015

Ravel's The Bewitched Child 2015

Prof. John M Koch

artistic director

Mozart's Don Giovanni 2012

Mozart's Don Giovanni 2012

Tracy Marie Koch

Artistic Director