Opera Calendar

Below you can find all of our upcoming shows. Check back regularly for news and updates. We look forward to seeing you at the Opera!

Featured Event!

Children’s Summer Opera Camp

Monday, July 17

Does your child love to sing? Love to act? Try Opera Camp July 17-28!

Opera San Luis Obispo is pleased to offer a two-week fun and educational opera day camp for children ages 8-16. No experience required, just a willingness to try!

  • Children will learn:
  • Correct vocal technique
  • Drama and stage movement
  • Ear-training and musicianship
  • Part singing and choral techniques
  • Use of props, costumes & make up
  • Daily vocal, stretch, and movement exercises

The camp will culminate in an evening performance before an audience of friends and family at 7:00pm, Friday, July 28.

July 17–28, 2017 - Monday thru Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm

United Methodist Church
1515 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo

$400 first family member
$375 for additional family members

Get our brochure and application here, or fill out this scholarship application!

For more information, contact our office at (805) 541-5369 or operacamp@operaslo.org.

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Broadway by the Sea

Saturday, August 12 - 2pm

Summertime on the Central Coast means the return of Opera San Luis Obispo’s annual American classic outdoor concert Broadway by the Sea. This year we are proud to bring you and entirely new offering: The Starlight Dreamband - this nineteen-piece 1940's era big band will thrill audiences with hits from movie-musicals, swing-era favorites, and several surprises along the way!

The exciting event happens at the Chapman Estate – a gorgeous seaside home that is one of the Central Coast’s most stunning and exclusive locations. Arrive early, picnic with friends, bid on silent auction treasures, stroll the gardens, observe plein air painters and marvel at the breathtaking views from this historic estate in Shell Beach. Ticket price includes complimentary wine tasting from Opolo Vineyards.

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Madama Butterfly

October 14 & 15, 2017

Directed by Edna Garabedian
Choreographed by Andrew Silvaggio
Conducted by Brian Asher Alhadeff

CHRISTOPHER COHAN CENTER

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. A Citywide Arts Collaboration Grand Opera production featuring Central Coast Children's Choir, Civic Ballet San Luis Obispo, Deyo Dances, Opera San Luis Obispo, and Studio @-Ryan's American Dance.

One of the most famous operas of all time, this October 14 and 15 Japan's red sun rises in San Luis Obispo with OperaSLO's production of Giacomo Puccini’s operatic masterpiece, Madama Butterfly! This exotic, lush, romantic, intense, and tragic love story is lavishly set in the early 20th century, to the backdrop of America's Imperialistic courtship of Japan, during its early transition to colonialism. While on shore leave in Nagasaki harbor, American Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton falls in love and marries the young and impressionable Cio-Cio San (aka Madama Butterfly). Soon thereafter Pinkerton's ship sails and Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to come home.

Our Citywide Arts Collaboration continues in this expansive new grand opera production featuring full orchestra, mixed choruses, ballet, soaring arias, period sets and costumes, and an internationally acclaimed cast of opera singers.

Read the synopsis here. Pre-opera lecture by John Frey in Philips Hall one hour before curtain.

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