Dayton Opera, part of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA), prepares a daring, bold, and wide-ranging season of song. From the first meetings of its founders in the fall of 1960, Dayton Opera has enriched the cultural life of the Miami Valley. Dayton Opera’s history began when Dayton Opera performed its first season in 1961–1962. In 2003, Dayton Opera moved to its new home at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, enabling the company to produce bigger and better productions in an acoustically superior theatre. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Thomas Bankston, Dayton Opera celebrates its 60th anniversary and hosts a Reimagined Season 2020-2021 that includes concertized productions of LA TRAVIATA and DON GIOVANNI and welcomes world-famous soprano ANGEL BLUE to the Schuster Center for an opera star recital.