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Open Opera remains undaunted by its ambitious mission: to bring free, professional opera to Bay Area parks and use public space to build community through the arts. As arts organizations close their doors, Open Opera provides opportunity to the growing body of Bay Area-based opera singers and allows you and your family and friends to enjoy fabulous music under the open sky.

Since 2008, generous donations of time, money, enthusiasm, and talent have allowed Open Opera to produce 19 events which include performances of two fully stage operas with orchestra (The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni), three educational master classes and several concerts in the parks in Berkeley, Alameda, Orinda and soon Oakland. Open Opera depends on your gifts to create and share free, public performances of the most beautiful music we know.

Think about underwriting your favorite operatic role, a cello player, the make-up artist, costumes or the conductor! Open Opera appreciates a donation of any amount or kind. No donation is too modest. You can help just by attending a performance and spreading the word.

To produce its next season, Open Opera needs: photographers, videographers, ushers, social media mavens, opera-loving muscle men and women, envelope stuffers, a patron or two, costumes, lights, a sound system, mixing board operator production designers, apprentices, understudies, volunteer event producers, Adobe Illustrator CS 4, graphic designers, stage managers, cookie bakers, and some red balloons.

Open Opera is a program of the Vocal Arts Institute (68-0339528), a non-profit California corporation formed under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and dedicated to promoting the vocal arts and opera performance. All donations are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please make your donations payable to "Vocal Arts Institute" and indicate that Open Opera is the recipient of the donation.

We accept credit cards via PayPal™ and checks via mail. Please note that your personal information will be kept confidential and will be stored on a secure server.

Thank you for supporting our good cause!


Please email us or call (510) 547-2471 to join us in producing community-building musical events.



Please send checks to this address:

P.O. Box 1573
Lafayette, CA 94549

To use your credit card or PayPal™ account to donate click here.


Special Thanks

Ron Fujie
Jon Spangler