WHO WE ARE Pacific Lyric Association (PLA) is an independent Southern California opera company that presents fully-staged operas with orchestra, accessibly priced to the general public. Our programs include Opera Education, Opera Internship Program, and Youth Symphony. WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE The signature format of our opera productions includes a spoken narrative in English before each large scene. These narrative vignettes, performed by a professional actor, are designed to keep the audience engaged without being distracted by supertitles. This format has been successful in attracting younger audiences and newcomers.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, one of PLA’s primary objectives is providing musical and theatrical education and opportunities to the community. The internship program is available to young singers still working on their degree, or recent graduates.