West Bay Opera is the second-oldest opera company in California, presenting an annual season of three productions, with 12 performances, at the Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto. Presenting a standard repertory of traditional operas, the organization is known for its innovative productions, working creatively within its modest budget, and often acting as an incubator for future world-class singers, directors, and designers. With renewed support, West Bay Opera will increase the number of its mainstage performances, serve more schools with its Opera in the Schools program, and offer additional open dress rehearsals and tech demos each year.
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The Holt Building 221 Lambert Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94306-2217, United States
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for general operating support
West Bay Opera is the second-oldest opera company in California with an annual season of three productions with twelve performances at the Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto reaching an audience of more than 4,000. The company has successfully created a program combining emerging opera performers with the high production standards of seasoned directors, conductors, and designers. Through its Opera in the Schools program, the organization reaches more than 10,000 K-12 students in thirty schools throughout the Peninsula each year. With renewed support, West Bay Opera plans to expand opportunities for community participation in its programs, increase educational programming through new partnerships, and build its base of support among local corporations.
for the elimination of the deficit and rebuilding of the cash reserve fund