Our Role

Irish National Opera is a newly formed company that merges two of Ireland’s most innovative opera producers – Wide Open Opera and Opera Theatre Company.

Irish National Opera has a highly ambitious vision for Ireland’s opera sector, which builds on the solid foundations of Opera Theatre Company and Wide Open Opera, acknowledging their individual values and missions and taking their operational model to a new level. 

Irish National Opera’s mission is focused on:

  • Delivering an unprecedented commitment to showcasing Irish artists
  • Maximising public engagement with opera
  • Brokering and sustaining key institutional partnerships
  • Ensuring strong leadership and a sustainable governance structure