To enrich the community of Southwest Florida by presenting accessible, high quality, diverse vocal music performances with classically trained artists.
To create a positive social impact through a youth development choral program and a regional emerging artist program.
Gulfshore Opera is a regional opera company founded with core values of a community based creative collaboration. Serving Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties, it seeks to enrich the community by presenting high quality opera theater and classical vocal music, and promotes community well-being through musical education programs. Its mission is to make opera accessible to the general public by maintaining affordable ticket prices, and a wide range of performance experiences suitable for diverse audiences. Gulfshore Opera was founded in 2014 by Steffanie Pearce, who brings 30 years of experience in the field of opera. She is a producer, director, performer and teacher of the great art form and has performed around the world. She resides in Southwest Florida.
To present the finest in opera theater and vocal performances to the three counties of our region by engaging a balanced ensemble of classically trained national, international and regional performers and to offer an annual grand opera performance in a professional theater.
To maintain affordable ticket prices and a wide range of repertoire suitable for diverse audiences.
To maintain a creative and supportive organizational environment that guides, embraces and encourages the imagination of our young people, inspires and expands the lives of our adults and attracts artists of excellence and relevance.
To broaden the base of understanding, appreciation and support for the classical vocal arts through meaningful education initiatives and community partnerships.
To strengthen our youth development program that seeks to encourage personal confidence and social skills through introductory music lessons, choral participation and performance.
Since its inception, Gulfshore Opera has formed collaborations with many organizations in Southwest Florida including Artis—Naples, Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, Naples Art, Friends of Boca Grande, Marco Island Historical Society, Marco Island Center for the Arts, school systems in Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties, TheatreZone, Ft. Myers Mastersingers, Gulfshore Ballet, Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, Sanibel UCC, Naples UCC, Bonita Springs First Presbyterian Church, North Naples Church, Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, Grace Place, Boys & Girls Club, and PACE Center for Girls.
We look forward to new partnerships each year!