Gateway Opera

A gateway for audiences and performers.

Our Mission

Gateway Opera brings an innovative opera experience to St. Louis. By presenting opera in a way that is fun, accessible, and affordable, we reach new audience members with this fantastic art form. Our performances also provide career-enhancing opportunities by giving emerging professional artists the chance to perform leading roles.


See Past Shows for pictures and more information about Gateway Opera’s history.

Our Story

Gateway Opera was co-founded by husband and wife team Kate Reimann and Matt Muncy. These high school sweethearts first met in choir where their love for each other and music began.

Matt’s Story

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved classical music. While the cool kids were listening to Smashing Pumpkins, I was buying John Williams’ scores with the London Symphony Orchestra. It has always bothered me that popular society doesn’t give opera the love it deserves.
You Already Love Opera
Opera is all around you, in your ads, TV shows, cartoons, and movies. Wagner powered Apocalypse Now. Mozart kept Andy sane in The Shawshank Redemption. Offenbach kept the fantasy alive in Life Is Beautiful. Donizetti helped save the world in The Fifth Element. Opera is also in Pretty Woman, Philadelphia, Fantasia, and many more.
Reaching New Audiences
If you’ve never seen an opera, Gateway Opera is perfect for your first opera experience. We create a welcoming environment for new audiences through low ticket prices, a casual dress code, shorter performances in English, and adult beverages you can enjoy during the show!
Opera can be your date night. It can be funny, sexy, scary, or romantic. Come and see for yourself!
-Matt Muncy, Operations Director

Kate’s Story

My singing career began around age three. From the stage of my grandma’s coffee table, I would entertain the “audience” at family gatherings. At age thirteen my Grandma took me to my first opera at Opera Theatre Saint Louis, and I was captivated by the beauty of the voices and the magic of the story. Since that time I have been blessed with family, friends and teachers who have supported my singing, and my goal in Gateway Opera is to give opportunities to artists who have the same dream I do: to bring inspiration, joy, and love to the world through music.
We Serve Artists
Gateway Opera exists to serve performers by offering professional, paid opportunities to emerging artists. Our goal is to enhance singers’ careers by providing valuable stage experience in leading roles as well as musical and acting challenges that promote artistic growth. We seek to provide a positive and supportive creative atmosphere that gives singing-actors the opportunity to explore their craft in a safe environment. Gateway Opera celebrates our artists by featuring them prominently on our website, printed programs and social media. Our goal is for our performers to feel valued, respected, and appreciated.
-Kate Reimann, Artistic Director