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The opera of operas comes to San Luis Obispo with Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental Aida! Join us for this amazing citywide arts collaboration that resurrects the exoticism of Ancient Egypt on the stage of the PAC! Witness the return of the pharoah, armies of soldiers, slaves, priests and priestesses all set to the beauty of Verdi’s lush score. Aida is the ultimate "grand opera" experience featuring full orchestra, choruses, ballets, soaring arias, and an internationally acclaimed cast of opera singers all woven into a pageantry of politics and passionate love triangles. See the leading artists associated with this production below.

Tracy Cox - Aida
Ben Gulley - Radames
Lauren Curnow - Amneris
Ralph Cato - Amonasro
Gabriel Vamvulescu - Ramfis
Ben Brady - King of Egypt
Jumi Kim - High Priestess
Paul Osborne - Messenger

A Citywide Arts Collaboration Featuring:

Ballet Theater San Luis Obispo
Central Coast Children's Choir
Civic Ballet San Luis Obispo
Deyo Dances

Tickets may be purchased through the Performing Arts Center

For more information about the artists of Aida please click here

The Met: Live in HD

Tickets for the Met: Live in HD 2014-2015 season are on sale now*!

PRICES: $27 for single opera tickets, all fees included. Students pay $12 / opera. Buy 9 operas for $243 and get the 10th opera free!

*On sale schedule:

  • Qualified Met Members - AUG 15, 2014
  • Cal Poly Arts Subscribers & Opera San Luis Obispo Members - AUG 20, 2014
  • General Public - AUG 22, 2014

  • All tickets are sold directly through the Performing Arts Ticket Office: 805-756-4TIX (4849)

    Performance Schedule


    October 18 - LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart) - New Production - 9:55am
    Approximate HD runtime 3:52
    James Levine; Marina Poplavskaya, Marlis Petersen, Isabel Leonard,
    Peter Mattei, Ildar Abdrazakov
    Sponsored by Sally Young & Roy and Jane Gersten, in memory of Bob Young

    October 26 - MACBETH (Verdi)     ENCORE - 2pm
    Approximate HD runtime 3:13
    Fabio Luisi; Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Željko Lûcic, René Pape
    Sponsored by John and Yvonne Edmisten in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Opera Lovers Meet and in memory of Viola Andreini, a charter member

    November 1 - CARMEN (Bizet) - 9:55am
    Approximate HD runtime 3:38
    Pablo Heras-Casado; Anita Hartig, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ildar Abdrazakov 
    Sponsored by John and Alison Denlinger & John and Elizabeth Rolph

    November 22 - IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rossini) - 9:55am
    Approximate HD runtime 3:25
    Michele Mariotti; Isabel Leonard (Rosina), Lawrence Brownlee (Count Almaviva), Christopher Maltman (Figaro),
    Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo), Paata Burchuladze (Don Basilio)
    Sponsored by Lou and Ann Robinson

    January 11 - DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (Wagner)     ENCORE - 2pm
    Approximate HD runtime 6:00
    James Levine; Annette Dasch, Karen Cargill, Johan Botha, Paul Appleby, Johan Reuter, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Hans-Peter König, Matthew Rose
    Sponsored by Linda Groover, in memory of Darrell Groover

    January 17 - THE MERRY WIDOW (Lehár) - New Production - 9:55am
    Approximate HD runtime 2:57
    Andrew Davis; Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen 
    Sponsored by CF Buetow, in memory of Charlotte Buetow

    January 31 - LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Offenbach) - 9:55am
    Approximate HD runtime 3:46
    Yves Abel; Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson
    Sponsored by Dr. Bianca Rosenthal

    February 15 - IOLANTA (Tchaikovsky) / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE (Bartók) - New Production    
    ENCORE - 2pm

    Approximate HD runtime 3:39
    Valery Gergiev; Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Alexey Markov, Elchin Azizov, Alexei Tanovitski
    Valery Gergiev; Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko
    Sponsored by Robert and Phyllis Frank

    March 15 - LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Rossini) - New Production     ENCORE - 2pm
    Approximate HD runtime 3:30
    Michele Mariotti; Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona, Juan Diego Flórez, John Osborn, Oren Gradus
    Sponsored by Francesca Fairbrother and Barbara Murphy

    May 17 - CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Mascagni) / PAGLIACCI (Leoncavallo) - New Production    
    ENCORE - 2pm

    Approximate HD runtime 3:30
    Fabio Luisi; Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcelo Álvarez, Željko Lŭcić
    Fabio Luisi; Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Lucas Meachem
    Sponsored by Bill and Carol Rust