First Coast Opera

It is the mission of First Coast Opera to serve Northeast Florida with professional opera performances for the education, cultural enhancement, and enjoyment of our communities, combining artistic excellence and the development of local and regional talent.

ALL NEW OPERA! Penelope Ann's Revenge

Postponed because of Covid-19, First Coast Opera's joint venture with A Classic Theatre, Inc. is now on track to be performed in 2021. To try it out, and to give audiences a sneak peek, the companies will hold a staged reading on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 3 PM at the Ancient City Baptist Church in St. Augustine. This free program will be open to a very limited in-person audience, with social distancing measures in place. It will also be streamed online. Check and in August for more specific instructions about watching it online. Whether in-person or online, audiences will be able to hear the new one-hour piece, hear a Q&A with artists afterwards, and complete a survey to provide feedback about the work.

2020-2021 Season

First Coast Opera receives Coronavirus Grant

First Coast Opera has been approved for a $50,000 award as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This grant will help the nonprofit opera company maintain and strengthen its administrative staffing over the next two years. Located in St. Augustine, First Coast Opera is the only professional producing opera company in northeast Florida, offering an annual series of performances and events featuring visiting guest artists as well as local and regional performers and technicians. FCO was one of 33 arts organizations in Florida to receive a CARES Act award.

We adore our volunteers!

"I have truly enjoyed being a volunteer and have attended almost every performance for at least 15 years!"

Lidia Paula

We love our fans!

"Thoroughly enjoyed our first opera experience, the HMS Pinafore! We will be back to see future performances."

Greg McCarthy