The 2018/2019 Season marks our 35th Anniversary, and we are celebrating.
Join us at the Gallo Center for the Arts for our two main productions:
35th Anniversary Gala Celebration
The Gala will feature some of opera’s most memorable arias, performed by local and international opera singers as well as performances by the company’s orchestra and chorus. It will also recognize the contributions of company founder, Erik Buck Townsend, and those who have supported opera and the performing arts in Modesto and the surrounding communities over the years.
The Gala will be held in the Foster’s Family Theater, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
Bizet’s Carmen has been called one of the greatest operas of all time, and it’s easy to understand why. This opera has everything—spectacular staging, passionate characterizations, emotion-laden performances, lush orchestrations, and memorable melodies. Even if you don’t know the opera, you’ll recognize the tunes, as well as the emotions, and leave the theater with a lump in your throat and a song in your heart. This production includes local performers you know and love as well as singers who are known nationally and internationally.
Our Opera Series Recitals are intimate concerts held at the Mistlin Gallery. The evening is complimented by a wide variety of appetizers and wine. You won’t want to miss out on these special occasions.
Summer Opera Institute: This summer the first, annual Summer Opera Institute was launched with over 25 young singers who spent two weeks learning from local professional artists. During that time, the participants learned 21 opera selections in four languages and performed them at a final concert at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church who graciously donated the use of their lovely sanctuary. Look for a repeat performance in the summer of 2019. To see this summer’s concert, click here.
Kristina Townsend Memorial Competition – March 16, 2019: This one-day event is an opportunity for young singers to compete for scholarships.
Other Events: We are putting the final touches on other events just for you. Check back throughout the year for information.