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!
Symphony at Sunset
Sunday Aug 20 at 7pm
Vina Robles Amphitheatre is proud to host SYMPHONY AT SUNSET for a second consecutive year, featuring three acclaimed vocalists accompanied by the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra for an evening performance of symphonic pops under the stars.Conducted by OperaSLO Artistic Director Brian Asher Alhadeff, this family-friendly program will star soloists Gregorio Gonzalez, Karin Mushegain and Julie Davies and include familiar classics, current favorites, Hollywood hits and Broadway tunes from James Bond to Oklahoma!, and more. The evening will also include a special Veterans honor enacted by the Central Coast Leatherneck Color Guard. The performance will be held at Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Through a generous partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Offices of Education, free admission will be given to children under the age of 16 with each paid adult ticket.
Artistic Director Brian Asher Alhadeff is an internationally recognized opera, ballet and symphonic conductor.In addition to his work with OperaSLO, he is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Lompoc Pops Orchestra, as well as the Principal Conductor for Civic Ballet San Luis Obispo and State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara.Alhadeff studied conducting at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD and the Janacek Academy in Brno, Czech Republic.
Soprano Julie Davies enjoys an active stage career, performing with international orchestras and opera companies.Ms. Davies is specifically celebrated for her performances of the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor and La Sonnambula.She has sung in master classes with Marilyn Horne, Martina Arroyo and Hoerst Guenter.
Gregorio Gonzalez began his critically-acclaimed career in 2002 after being hired as a resident artist by Placido Domingo at the Los Angeles Opera. Since then, he has sung extensively throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe.He has performed in over a dozen productions with the Los Angeles Opera, including La Boheme, Carmen, Romeo et Juliette, Madama Butterfly and Le Nozze di Figaro.
Called “superb” by the New York Times, Karin Mushegain is captivating audiences with her exciting, energetic portrayals, dramatic poise and dynamic vocal sound. She has portrayed Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Seattle Opera and Opera San Jose. She is a graduate of Northwestern and an alum of UCLA.
SYMPHONY AT SUNSET promises to be a wonderful night of entertainment under the stars at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 20. This is a general admission show with all tickets priced at $25.00, plus applicable service charges. The Vina Robles Amphitheatre is located at 3800 Mill Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, 805-286-3680.
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
For more information, contact our office at (805) 541-5369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More