1214 11th Street, Suite 1
Modesto, CA 95354
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PO Box 4519
Modesto, CA 95352
Townsend Opera, based in Modesto, CA, was founded in 1983 by Modesto native Erik ‘Buck’ Townsend. February of 2008 Matthew Buckman was appointed Executive Director and Ryan Murray as Principal Conductor. In February 2017 Townsend Opera appointed Charla Jeanne Lawson as Managing Director. Through the current leadership, Townsend Opera will continue to welcome some of the greatest artists and personalities in the field to our community.