About Us

Founded in 1998 by conductor Daniel Kleinknecht, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre presents two to three operas each season as well as several special events. International artists as well as American artists are featured in the productions.

Our Young Artist Program, first started in 2002, continues to offer college and university-educated students of vocal performance an opportunity to sing comprimario roles in mainstage performances and to participate in the opera chorus. Opera outreach performances are also offered by the Young Artists.