Revenue from ticket sales covers only about 30-40% of our costs. We rely on donors like you to help bring high quality opera to San Diego North County and to invest in the arts education of youth and help future classical singers and instrumentalists to receive the training and experience necessary to prepare them for careers.
Become a donor today. No gift is too large or small.
Every sponsor of every levels will receive the name recognition on PLA Website, a welcome gift and yearly Annual Report. See the additional benefits below.
Producer Circle - $25,000+ 4 premium box seats to any performance 4 invitations to Annual Donor Appreciation Gala Invitation to Designer Run Thru Dinner with Artistic Team Guest Invitation to all Board Meetings
Executive Circle - $10,000 - $24,999 4 premium seats to any performance 4 invitations to Annual Donor Appreciation Gala Invitation to Designer Run Thru Dinner with Artistic Team
Conductor Circle - $5,000 - $9,999 4 premium seats to any performance 4 invitations to Annual Donor Appreciation Gala Invitation to Designer Run Thru
Director Circle - $2,000 - $4,999 4 premium seats to any performance 4 invitations to Annual Donor Appreciation Gala
Artist Circle - $500 - $1,999 2 premium seats to any performance 2 invitations to Annual Donor Appreciation Gala
Friend Circle ($250-499) 2 standard admissions to any performance 2 invitations to Annual Donor Appreciation Gala
Enthusiast Circle - $125 - $249 1 Premium admission to any performance or 1 standard admission to any performance 1 invitation to Annual Donor Appreciation Gala
Community Circle - under $75 -$124 1 standard admission to any performance or 1 invitation to Annual Donor Appreciation Gala
In 2022 - 2023, the General Fund will be used for the production of our operas. Expenses include, but are not limited to rent and labor, singers and orchestra, Artistic team, Administrative team, tech crew, and costumes.
Our Internship Program allows young singers, orchestra musicians, and technical personnel to receive training on-site, working side-by-side with experienced professionals. Each of our six internship divisions is designed for students seeking a career in various aspects of opera, musical theater, and stage production.
Major Role Orchestra Musician Opera Chorus Assistant Director Assistant Conductor Technical Crew
PLAYS - PACIFIC LYRIC ASSOCIATION YOUTH SYMPHONY
In 2022, PLA established a Youth Symphony (PLAYS). Our inaugural concert on February 18th, at the California Center for the Arts Escondido, featured a 50-piece orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s Overture Romeo and Julietand Rimsky-Korskov’s Scheherezade. Our donors asked that we offer this concert free of charge to school children and their chaperones. Many public and homeschool groups took advantage of our offer and many were able to attend their first-ever symphony concert.
OPERA EDUCATION FOR YOUTH
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.
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.