2016-2017 Season Calendar

Little Red Riding Hood

Enjoy this charming opera produced and performed by OperaSLO's Children's Summer Opera Camp on the final day of their 2-week camp adventure.
Friends, family and neighbors welcome.

Friday, July 29, 7:00 pm
United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks, San Luis Obispo

Symphony at Sunset Pops
OperaSLO Grand Orchestra, Chorus, and Friends

Vina Robles' Symphony at Sunset Pops concert scheduled for Sunday, July 31, 2016 features an array of nationally acclaimed vocalists, including Central Coast residents Deanna Delore and Paul Osborne, who will perform with the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Artistic Director Brian Asher Alhadeff. A diverse program will include Americana favorites such as "America the Beautiful", "Stars and Stripes Forever", and "76 Trombones" in addition to hits from Disney and Hollywood, while also showcasing popular music by Leroy Anderson, John Philip Sousa, Henry Mancini, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson.

Maestro Alhadeff promises "The whole family will love this evening of musical stars under the stars as Opera San Luis Obispo transforms the Vina Robles Amphitheatre into the Hollywood Bowl of the Central Coast!"

For ticket information, please call 800-745-3000 or order online at

Broadway by the Sea

Once again Opera San Luis Obispo presents its annual outdoor concert Broadway by the Sea, featuring an outstanding quintet of nationally acclaimed singers and pianist: soprano Jordan Amann, baritone Sergey Khalikulov, tenor Sidney Ragland, soprano Ashten Smith and pianist Ron Valentino. In perfect harmony with our musical selections, the concert takes place at the renowned Chapman Estate, offering some of the most breathtaking ocean views on the central coast. Arrive early, picnic with friends, bid on silent auction treasures, stroll the gardens, observe plein air painters and marvel at the scenery surrounding this historic Shell Beach estate. Ticket price includes complimentary wine tasting from Opolo Vineyards.

For information about tickets and box lunches, please call 805.541.5369
Complimentary shuttle service provided from Shell Beach Elementary School.
Please park at the school----patron parking is NOT ALLOWED between Vista Del Mar Avenue and Cliff Drive.

Jordan Amann — soprano

Sergey Khalikulov — baritone

Michael Desnoyers — tenor

Ashten Smith — soprano

Ron Valentino — pianist

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Gate opens at 1 pm
Concert begins at 2 pm

Purchase tickets here!

Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème

Set to lush, irresistible music, Giacomo Puccini's timeless masterpiece never fails to move audiences to both laughter and tears. The story of six young friends in Paris living on laughter and love. Featuring the California Opera Association, Central Coast Children's Choir, Civic Ballet San Luis Obispo, Deyo Dances, Opera San Luis Obispo, and Studio @-Ryan's American Dance.

October 15, 7:00 p.m. & October 16, 2:00 p.m. at the PAC.
Tickets can be purchased online here.

2016-2017 The Met: Live in HD

(*see below for Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo showtimes)

Purchase Tickets Online:
In person/phone:  805.756.4849

Ticket sales:

- $22 for single opera ticket, all fees included.

- $12 for students with valid ID.

- Thursday, July 14 - Qualified Met Members

- Monday, July 18 - Cal Poly Arts Subscribers & Opera San Luis Obispo Members

- Wednesday, July 20 - General Public

For the sixth year in a row, Cal Poly Arts and OperaSLO are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera's The Met: Live in HD Season. Come see any or all 10 high-definition simulcasts of the 2016-17 season. All broadcasts will be shown at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. For the most up-to-date information on the Met's Live in HD 2016-17 season, visit the Met website. To request a complimentary "Live in HD and Radio Program Guide" (a handy companion to enhance your HD viewing this season), click here.

The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season highlights can be watched here.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Foundation. Global Sponsorship is also provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers American's Luxury Home Builder.

The 2016-2017 season of The Met: Live in HD at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo is dedicated to the memory of Greg Hind.

Become a Met member: here

Met Live Dates and Times for 2016-17

New Production
Sunday, October 9 - 2pm
Sponsored by Bill and Carol Rust

Sunday, November 20 - 2pm
Sponsored by Robert and Phyllis Frank

First Time in HD
Saturday, January 7 - 9:55am
Sponsored by John & Alison Denlinger and John & Elizabeth Rolph

New Production
Saturday, January 21 - 9:55am
Sponsored by Jan Simek and Judy Lang

Saariaho — L'AMOUR DE LOIN
Met Premiere
Sunday, January 29 - 2pm
Sponsored by Linda Groover and Liz Thyne, in memory of Darrell Groover

Dargomzhsky — RUSALKA
New Production
Saturday, February 25 - 9:55am
Sponsored by Roy and Jane Gersten and Sally Young, in memory of Bob Young

First Time in HD
Saturday, March 25 - 9:55am
Sponsored by Francesca Fairbrother and Barbara Murphy

Sunday, March 26 - 2pm

Tchaikovsky — EUGENE ONEGIN
Sunday, April 30 - 2pm
Sponsored by Dr. Bianca Rosenthal

New Production
Saturday, May 27 - 2pm
Sponsored by CF Buetow, in memory of Charlotte Buetow