Pacific Lyric Association is a traditional opera company when it comes to the actual production. You come to a beautiful theater and enjoy professional singers dressed in era-appropriate costumes with live musicians in the orchestra pit.
Our innovative approach is about the way we educate our young audiences. "Uh oh..." you might think, "they send the fat screaming lady to schools..." No, no, no. We do not. We believe that a single element like singing taken out of context does not represent opera at all. We would not advertise an apple pie to kids by showing them some flour, would we? We would tell them about all ingredients and how they create a delicious pie when combined and processed in appropriate order. That is precisely how we educate about opera. Our "Opera-101" .pdf guide includes the full text of the opera (libretto), a detailed description of all characters, opera terminology, the list of all professionals behind the scenes, etc.
We also emphasize the fact that opera does not do well if taken out of its natural habitat (a theater). Our idea of opera education has neither a hidden marketing agenda, nor a smart ticket sale strategy. The main and the only goal is to enrich young people's lives with an understanding and appreciation of the elite and sophisticated art of opera. If our mission sounds like a worthy cause to you - make a little contribution today. Your little gift will be a giant help.
Producer Circle (25,000+) Cubic Corporation Carlos and Terry Oliva
Executive Circle (10,000 - 24,999) Williams Family Foundation Patrick Anderson
Conductor Circle (5,000 - 9,999) California Small Business Grant Program Paunescu Family Foundation Torrey Pines Children's Liberal Arts Foundation
Director Circle (2,500 - 4,999) Escondido Rotary Club Cuatrecasas Family Foundation Daniel Shannon Charitable Trust
Artist Circle (500 - 2,499) David Barrot Jodi Bowe Ruth and Isaac Cohen Brian and Shawna Gibbs Brian Goldstein Mary & John Grant Daniella Haapayarvi David Jordan Kimberly McKewon Max Ofield Grace and Don O’Neil Vaughn North Teresa Rebelez Carol Ruiz
Enthusiast Circle (100 - 499) Joni Brobst, Suzette Bruggeman, Jill Campbell, Faith Conklin, Devon Crowe Rafael Cuellar, M.D., Nina Deerfield, Griselda Delgado, Beverly Dorcy, Donna Glenn Harris and Linda Goldman, Gregory Lawrence, Louis Lebherz, Christine Montan, Michael Munson John Nettles, Karin Norlin, Gabriel Reoyo, Eric Rypins, M.D., Mark and Marilyn Sickman, Joe & Dana Stanford, Daniel and Verna Sundquist, Terry Welborn, Bernard Wosk, M.D. Craig & Jennifer Zelles, Yunjeong Choi
Community Circle (under 100) Ossie Arciniega, Laurie Becker, Anna Belaya, Jim Boydston, Sharon Casey Shelby Condray, Jeff Dalrymple, Margaret Decker, Katrina Chiomento DeRoche Robert Dziubla, Paul Engel, Diana Farrell, Claudia Febus, Lorin Getline Claire Gilbert, Jay Grossman, Susan Keppler, Andrew and Krista Kirwin Alan Land, Tina Larson, Marilyn Lynch, Lori Machart, Scott Miller Caroline Nelms, Crr Neely, Georgette Patricio, Teresa Rebelez, Suzan Renier Jason Rossi, Logan Stevens, Joanne Stohs, Gary Taylor, Jim Tompkins-MacLaine Jeff Urry, Scott & Erin Wishek, Hiroko Yoshinaga,
In-Kind Support Ken Jacques Photography Roxanne Kellison Photography San Diego Music Services San Diego Opera Trinity Episcopal Church of Escondido Ukrainian National Opera
Producer Circle - $25,000+ Twenty Complimentary tickets (reserved seating for any show) Complimentary Table for eight at "Cupid's Bash" Pre-Show Champagne Reception Personal Opera Production Tour
Executive Circle - $10,000 - $24,999 Sixteen Complimentary tickets (reserved seating for any show) Four Complimentary tickets to "Cupid's Bash" Pre-Show Champagne Reception Personal Opera Production Tour
Conductor Circle - $5,000 - $9,999 Twelve Complimentary tickets (reserved seating for any show) Two Complimentary tickets to "Cupid's Bash" Pre-Show Champagne Reception Personal Orchestra Tour
Director Circle - $2,500 - $4,999 Eight Complimentary tickets (reserved siting for any show) Four Discounted (50%) tickets to "Cupid's Bash"
Artist Circle - $500 - $2,499 Four Complimentary tickets (general admission for any show) Two Discounted (50%) tickets to "Cupid's Bash"
Enthusiast Circle - $100 - $499 Two Complimentary tickets (general admission for any show)
Community Circle - under $100 Recognition on PLA website
Pacific Lyric Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of California. EIN: 26-2629159