Stephanos Koroneos, André Chiang, Michael Boley, and Ashley Bell in a performance of Puccini’s “La Bohème” at Thalia Mara Hall and produced by Opera Mississippi.

One of Mississippi’s oldest performing arts organizations is embracing a new name.

Started in 1945 as the Jackson Opera Guild, and later, the Mississippi Opera Association, The Mississippi Opera is now known as Opera Mississippi, just in time for their 75th anniversary.

“Our company will continue its dedication to presenting a variety of entertainment and educational offerings including musical theatre productions, our ongoing cabarets, educational outreach programs, competitions, and, great opera productions, all to enrich the cultural experience of Mississippians,” a release said.

Opera Mississippi is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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