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!


Saturday, June 1, 2pm | Performing Arts Center SLO

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

World Premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1957. One of the most successful operas of the later decades of the 20th century, Dialogues des Carmélites is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects key aspects of its composer’s personality: Francis Poulenc was an urbane Parisian with a profound mystical dimension, and the opera addresses both the characters’ internal lives and their external realities.

Sung in French with English, German, Spanish, and Italian subtitles.


Sponsored by Dr. Bianca Rosenthal

Saturday, June 1 - 2pm
Performing Arts Center SLO
1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Ticket Prices $12-$22
To order tickets by phone, call (805) 756-4849 Mon-Sat 12-6pm!

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Summer Opera Camp

Monday, July 15-26 | Loma Vista Community School

Does your child love to sing? Love to act? Try Opera Camp July 15-26!

Opera San Luis Obispo is pleased to offer a two-week fun and educational opera day camp for children ages 8-17. 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 of The Pirates of Penzance before an audience of friends and family at 7:00pm, Friday, July 26.

July 15–26, 2019 - Monday thru Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm

Loma Vista Community School
2494 Pennington Creek Road
San Luis Obispo

$400 first family member
$375 for additional family members

Learn more and apply by downloading our opera camp application here. Apply for a scholarship to opera camp here.

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

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