Opera in the Hill Country Opera has been part of the performance landscape since the 1840′s and prior. Early settlers made provision for entertainment, and opera was among the art forms they brought with them. Performance venues, Opera Houses, were established as communities grew and developed; they were part of the infrastructure bringing arts entertainment, health and vitality to the hill country community.
Some of the Early Venues Still remaining are The Nimitz Hotel in Fredericksburg, the Sisterdale Opera House in Sisterdale, the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House in Uvalde, and the Bastrop Opera House in Bastrop, Texas.
Texas Hill Country Opera Texas Hill Country Opera had its beginnings with the San Antonio Opera. The Hill Country Opera League was formalized in the spring of 2010 at an event Verdi in Bulverde in Bulverde, Texas. Since that time interest in opera has been steadily growing throughout Texas Hill Country and opera events and performances have been part of the plethors of entertainment options. “Opera On The Ranch” helf each Fall at The Knibbe Ranch near Spring Blanch, Texas, The Summer Fredericksburg Opera Festival at The Nimitz Hotel, opera entertainment and dinners at The Sisterdale Opera House, operas and other performances at The Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House in Uvalde, regular performances at the Brauntex Theater in New Braunfels and events throughout Texas Hill Country are increasing.
On February 22, 2012 Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts was incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Texas with the express purpose of bringing Opera and Arts entertainment to the Texas Hill Country and the region. Please join us in keeping the Queen of the arts, Opera, alive and dynamic in Texas Hill Country.