Founded in 1965, San Diego Opera is a highly regarded member of the international opera community and an invaluable cultural resource to the San Diego region.
The mission of San Diego Opera is to deliver exceptional performances and exciting, accessible programs to diverse audiences, focusing on community partnerships, and the transformative and expressive power of the human voice.
San Diego Opera will be recognized globally as a leading example of adaptability, innovation and sustainability, promoting diversity on stage, in our repertoire, and in our staff and leadership, with a commitment to world-class and emerging talent, and innovative use of technology.
Through excellence in innovative programming and education and a commitment to equity, San Diego Opera provides a lasting cultural service to our diverse community.
- San Diego Union Tribune
Review: San Diego Opera's Production of GHOSTS at Balboa Theatre
- Broadway World
Life after death: San Diego Opera’s ‘Ghosts’ a fitting epitaph for its composer
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- San Diego Reader
San Diego Opera is a widely respected member of the international opera community and an invaluable cultural resource to the San Diego region. San Diego Opera Guild was founded in 1950 to present San Francisco Opera productions in the San Diego community. San Diego Opera Association was incorporated in 1965 as a producing company and presented its first staging of La bohème in the newly opened San Diego Civic Theatre.
San Diego Opera’s acclaimed productions regularly brought internationally renowned artists to perform in San Diego throughout the Company’s season. The Company’s education program is one of the most extensive and diverse opera education and outreach programs in North America, bringing music and arts to 100,000 school children annually in San Diego County and Northern Mexico.
San Diego Opera is committed to creating a future for opera and the vocal arts by presenting exciting and exceptional performances to diverse audiences through the transformative power of live performance, innovative programming, accessibility and community relevance.
El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) | Isabel Leonard and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas in Concert | The Puccini Duo (Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi) | Tosca | Ghosts (Eden, Dormir, House)
Stephanie Blythe in Concert - Johnny Mercer: America’s Lyricist | Michelle Bradley in Concert | Arturo Chacón-Cruz in Concert | Così fan tutte | Roméo et Juliette | Ascension | Aging Magician
La bohème | All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 (Holiday Sing-Along) | One Amazing Night: When I See Your Face Again | The Barber of Seville
The Marriage of Figaro | All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 | Rigoletto | Three Decembers | Carmen | One Amazing Night
The Pirates of Penzance | As One | Maria de Buenos Aires | Turandot | Florencia en el Amazonas | One Amazing Night
Piotr Beczala in recital | Cenerentola (Cinderella) | Soldier Songs | Falstaff | La tragédie de Carmen (The Tragedy of Carmen) | La Traviata
Tosca | Madama Butterfly | Great Scott | René Barbera in Recital | Patricia Racette: Diva on Detour | Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert
La bohème | We’ll meet again: The Songs of Kate Smith - Stephanie Blythe and Craig Terry | Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello In Recital | El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past is Never Finished) | 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert | Nixon in China | Don Giovanni
The Daughter of the Regiment | Samson and Delilah | Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) | Murder in the Cathedral | Aida
Tannhäuser | Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda) | Cavalleria rusticana | Pagliacci | Aida | The Pearl Fishers
The Barber of Seville | Lucia di Lammermoor | Carmen | Julius Caesar in Egypt | The Magic Flute
Recital | Turandot | The Pearl Fishers | Don Carlo | Katya Kabanova | La Traviata | Recital | Recital
The Magic Flute | Faust | Cold Sassy Tree | Idomeneo: King of Crete | Aida | Concert: The Requiem | Concert: Luciano Pavarotti, tenor and Cynthia Lawrence, soprano
Recital: Sylvia McNair, soprano | Il trovatore | Lohengrin | Recital | Don Giovanni | A Streetcar Named Desire | La bohème | Recital
Recital | Falstaff | Of Mice and Men | The Great Richard Wagner Concert | Così fan tutte | Hansel and Gretel | A Masked Ball
Recital | The Barber of Seville | Salome | Madama Butterfly | Romeo and Juliet | The Marriage of Figaro | Concert | Recital
Carmen | The Italian Girl in Algiers | The Conquistador | La Traviata | Concert | Turandot
Recital | Tosca | The Elixir of Love | The Passion of Jonathan Wade | Cinderella | Aida
Recital | Eugene Onegin | Rigoletto | Rappaccini's Daughter | La sonnambula | The Tales of Hoffmann
Concert | The Barber of Seville | Madama Butterfly | Don Giovanni | The Pearl Fishers | Werther
Der Rosenkavalier | The Marriage of Figaro | Recital | Recital | The Rape of Lucretia | The Merry Widow | Carmen
Recital | Recital | Così fan tutte | Albert Herring | Die Fledermaus | The Passion of Jonathan Wade | La traviata
Boris Godunov | Recital | La bohème | Dialogues of the Carmelites | The Daughter of the Regiment | The Great Richard Wagner Concert | The Magic Flute
Lucia di Lammermoor | The Peking Opera Company | Fidelio | Recital | Don Pasquale | Recital | Madama Butterfly
Rigoletto | The Elixir of Love | Recital | Recital | Recital | Faust | Il trovatore | Concert: Verdi Requiem
Tosca | Norma | Recital | Concert | Recital | The Flying Dutchman | The Barber of Seville | Recital | Porgy and Bess | The Telephone | The Medium
The Tales of Hoffmann | Eugene Onegin | The Marriage of Figaro | Otello | The Lighthouse | Recital
Peter Grimes | La Traviata | Hansel and Gretel | The Merry Widow | La bohème | Oberto | Concert
Lohengrin | Hamlet | Cinderella | Anna Bolena | Don Giovanni | Carmen | I Masnadieri | Simon Boccanegra
Gwendoline | Madama Butterfly | La Périchole | Henry VIII | Aida | Adriana Lecouvreur
Andréa Chenier | Susannah | Faust | Concert | Giulietta e Romeo | The Barber of Seville | Turandot | Il Corsaro | A Masked Ball | Verdi 1982 Jubilee V
Elektra | Die Fledermaus | Werther | Tosca | Lucia di Lammermoor | The Love for Three Oranges | Nabucco | Un Giorno Di Regno | Concert: Verdi Requiem
Don Carlo | The Abduction from the Seraglio | The Tales of Hoffmann | Mefistofele | Don Pasquale | La bohème | Giovanna d'Arco | Il trovatore | Concert
Hamlet | Rigoletto | Così fan tutte | Manon Lescaut | Cavalleria Rusticana | Pagliacci | La Loca | I Lombardi | La traviata | Concert: Gala Verdi Concert
The Merry Widow | Don Giovanni | Carmen | Falstaff | Madama Butterfly | The Love for Three Oranges | Aida | Concert: Requiem
Otello | The Saint of Bleecker Street | Die Fledermaus | Gátterdämmerung | La traviata
Mefistofele | Carmen | The Marriage of Figaro | The Rhinegold | Tosca | The Daughter of the Regiment
Turandot | The Barber of Seville | Boris Godunov | Gianni Schicchi | Help, Help, the Globolinks!
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