Underworld influence? Against all odds, opera thrives in Reno. From the beginning, the company was able to produce operas one would only expect from much larger cities, including American and world premiers.
The secret? Casinos all had "house bands" so musicians and dancers in Reno didn't need "day jobs". In fact, Nevada still has one of the highest per capita rates of musicians and dancers in the country.
There is also a close-knit family feeling at the Nevada Opera. Talented artists, musicians and production crew members work for Nevada Opera for less than they charge other companies - just because they want to be part of the family.
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