About MLO

It is a great honor for me to introduce Miami Lyric Opera, a company created to satisfy operatic needs of Opera lovers in the Miami area and to provide an accessible alternative for the enjoyment of the marvelous magic of the Opera.

MLO made its official presentation to the public as a Non-Profit Organization, on October 31, 2004, but started operating as an opera group a year earlier at Manuel Artime Theater and other local venues. Since then, year after year MLO has successfully presented over 20 different opera titles based on the Italian and French repertoire accumulating over 100 performances in South Florida which provided opportunities to a long list of local and international artists.

MLO’s immediate goals

  • Closeness

    To provide opera to the community by presenting free performances to the public, educational institutions, parks and recreation facilities, through the support of Miami Dade County, City of Miami and City of Miami Beach.

  • Showing

    To showcase operas for commercial not-for-profit venues.

  • Culture

    To allow the public an opportunity to discover opera and its rich history.

  • Stage

    To provide young gifted artists an opportunity to develop and exhibit their voices in public performances in South Florida.

Our Commitment

MLO is committed to provide classical opera to the public at reasonable prices, to educate, encourage and create opportunities for young talent for the community with the support of the community.

Raffaele Cardone
General & Artistic Director