Opera Tampa

The Resident Opera Company of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Judy Lisi – General Director/President
Daniel Lipton – Artistic Director and Conductor
Frank McClain – Managing Director 
Robin Stamper – Chorus Master

Now entering its 20th season, Opera Tampa is the resident opera company of the Straz Center. Opera Tampa produces and presents the highest caliber of grand opera, complete with the spectacle and grandeur that makes opera "the queen of the performing arts." The elaborate, full-scale productions feature international performers, the full Opera Tampa Orchestra and the Opera Tampa Chorus, all under the direction of world-renowned composer-conductor Daniel Lipton. Opera Tampa performs most often in the Straz Center’s spectacular Carol Morsani Hall, which was designed as a classic horseshoe opera house in the style of the grand opera houses of Europe. The remarkable, near-perfect acoustics in Morsani Hall were designed by the late Russell Johnson, one of today’s finest acousticians.

About Opera Tampa

Meet the Directors

Pictured above: General Director Judith Lisi  [more]


A listing of all of the shows produced by Opera tampa in the last 16 years  [more]

Opera Tampa League

Opera Tampa League members enjoy a host of exclusive members-only benefits and privileges, including special event invitations, premier ticketing options and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet world-class artists that grace our stages.  [more]


A listing of Opera Tampa production staff  [more]


Preliminary inquiries for auditions should be made via regular mail. Please enclose a press packet which includes headshot, bio, resume and audio or video representation of the artist.  [more]