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Our Mission

To offer outstanding operatic performances and educational opportunities in our community.

Our Vision

To bring opera to the hearts and minds of all.

Our Story

Loveland Opera Theatre was founded in 2005 by Dr. Juliana Bishop Hoch, for the purpose of “bringing opera to the hearts and minds of all”. LOT is a 501c3 not-for-profit opera company based in Loveland, Colorado. Dr. Hoch founded LOT to give opportunities to many talented “emerging young artists” and “community” singers in Colorado needing a venue in which to perform. LOT has provided a nurturing environment in which these local talents could learn and grow and bring the performing arts to the community of Northern Colorado.

Dr. Bishop Hoch, a native of Colorado, was trained on the East Coast (BMus Voice Performance from Eastman School of Music & MMus Voice Performance from Manhattan School of Music in NYC), and returned to Colorado to complete her doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado in Voice Performance and Pedagogy with a Secondary Emphasis in Opera Directing. Her opera directing mentor was Dr. Carl Gerbrandt, Professor Emeritus of Opera and Voice, University of Northern Colorado.

LOT has produced numerous operatic productions such as The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan, The Magic Flute by Mozart, The Elixir of Love by Donizetti, Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, “A Night at the Opera”, HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan, La Boheme by Puccini, The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan, Kismet by Forrest and Wright, The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan and The Merry Wives of Windsor by Nicolai. Other gala performances have included: “Love Makes the World Go Round”, “It’s a Grand Night For Singing”, “S’Wonderful – Cole Porter and George Gershwin”, “Mystery on the High ‘Cs’”, “5 STAR Gala”, “Everybody Loves Puccini, “Give Our Regards to Broadway”, “Viva Verdi”, “From London and Broadway with Love”, and "Opera Jukebox Live!".

Education of children is near and dear to the heart of Loveland Opera Theatre.  "Opera for Kids" programs present shortened versions of our main stage productions which are an ideal introduction to opera for families with young children.  We have also partnered with the Thompson and Poudre school districts to present special opera programs for elementary through high school students.
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