Program areas at San Diego Opera Association
During the year ended June 30, 2020, San Diego Opera produced two main stage productions for a total of eight performances. The San Diego Opera normally produces three main stage productions each season but was unable to produce and perform the third main stage Opera due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. (See Note 15) San Diego Opera presented two recitals in their new series, detour for a total of two performances of works outside of traditional grand opera, performed at the Balboa Theatre and Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. The San Diego Opera had three detour productions planned for the season and then specifically added the Bel Canto Trio, as a single performance to showcase at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, two productions had to be cancelled. During the year ending June 30, 2019, San Diego Opera produced three main stage productions for a total of twelve performances throughout the eight-month season (October - May). San Diego Opera also presented two detour performances and a special concert event at the Balboa Theater. Operas are produced and staged completely by San Diego Opera and feature internationally renowned artists. The chorus and stage crew are drawn from the local community, and San Diego Symphony is contracted as the orchestra. San Diego Opera has a scenic studio that builds sets and costumes for many of its productions and for theatrical arts organizations and commercial purposes around the country.
As part of its mission to make opera accessible to all, San Diego Opera offers extensive opera education and outreach programs, which serve adults and school children in San Diego County and Northern Mexico, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged children.