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Subscription FOR 3 VET OPERAS

Buy a season subscription to all three BSLO 2019 VETERAN’S MEMORIAL BUILDING productions for a special cost savings!

April 20th and 28th, 2019

May 25th & June 2nd, 2019

September 22nd & 28th, 2019

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NOrma by Bellini

saturday, May 25th, 7:30pm & Sunday, JUNE 2nd, 3:00pm, 2019
Veterans Memorial building, Santa Cruz

Wine and Light Appetizers included in the ticket price


Written by Romantic-era Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini in 1831, Norma is a tragedia lirica in two acts that take place in 50 B.C. Gaul. It features Bellini's signature long melodies and is considered a masterpiece of the bel canto genre, which is defined by a highly expressive style of singing. Norma also features one of the all-time great soprano arias, Casta Diva. As such, the opera is considered a defining role for operatic sopranos. The priestess Norma has had an illicit affair with Pollione, an officer in the forces occupying her land, and has had two children by him. Pollione has now tired of Norma and taken up with the younger priestess Adalgisa. Meanwhile, Norma’s people cry out for rebellion against the occupying forces. Will Norma take revenge on Pollione, and will her people discover her secret?


We’re excited to announce our first ever collaboration with the
Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose under the direction of Emily Ray
and the
San Jose Symphonic Choir
under the direction of Leroy Kromm.
See below for performance information

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Lady bird: first lady of the land by mollicone

Sunday, may 19 2019, 3:00pm
Heritage theater, campbell


Lady Bird: First Lady of the Land, a one-act opera by composer Henry Mollicone and Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, is based upon events in the life of first lady Lady Bird Johnson, the wife of Lyndon Baines Johnson. In this special collaborative performance, they are committed to honoring Lady Bird Johnson’s contribution to America, as the woman who stood witness to the historical magnitude of her husband’s term as President of the United States and rode down bigotry as a daughter of the South. ONE performance only, that also features Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful Lobgesang, Op. 52, a Symphony-Cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra.



Love IS in the air: a Valentines Day benefit concert with nosh & song

saturday, february 16, 2019
Veterans Memorial building, Santa cruz

You are invited to join us for a Valentine’s Benefit Concert to supporting Bay Shore Lyric Opera’s 2019 Season. We will provide the food, drink and of course, the entertainment! Enjoy this concert in a romantic setting, complete with candlelight, flowers, chocolate favors & wine.

Tickets are $25-$75. Featuring BSLO artists, all proceeds benefit BSLO’s 2019 Season productions. For more information, call 408-391-5785


Falstaff by verdi
Adapted from Shakespeare’s ‘The merry wives of windsor’
Sung in English



August 24, 2019, 7:30pm
Henry Miller Library, Big SuR

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 3:00pm & Saturday September 28, 2019, 7:30pm
Veterans Memorial Building, Santa cruz

Wine and Light Appetizers included in the ticket price

Verdi’s sophisticated Shakespearean comedy Falstaff brimming with backfired plans, failed disguises, and uproarious personalities comes to our ‘Opera in the Park’ series. This brilliant opera—Verdi’s last—features one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters: the rotund and lovably oafish knight Falstaff, from the Bard’s Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In this operatic take, Falstaff attempts to seduce two wealthy (and married) women—but they concoct their own scheme to expose him for a fool.

In addition to the ticketed venues, you can also catch this performance at any of our ‘Opera in the Park’ shows, free to the public:

Opera in the park series

Saratoga Wildwood Park
Saturday, september 7, 2019, 3:00pm

Capitola Esplanade
Saturday, september 14, 2019, 12:00pm

Redwood City Courthouse square
sunday, september 15, 2019, 5:00pm

AïDA by Verdi

saturday, april 20, 7:30pm & Sunday, april 28, 3:00pm, 2019
Veterans Memorial building, Santa Cruz

Wine and Light Appetizers included in the ticket price


Aïda - Set in ancient Egypt, Aïda is the most grandiose setting of any of Giuseppe Verdi’s operas, but also the backdrop of an intensely intimate drama. A paradox? On the contrary, it offers a highly fertile duality. Aïda is in fact a series of personal tragedies, developing in an impressive decorum, consisting in rituals and pompous processions. Under the skies of ancient Egypt, Verdi reaches a new level of maturity and depth in his relentless quest for human truths, giving the tumultuous relations of Aïda, Radames and Amonasro touches of true sincerity. In this marvelous setting the melodic balm of Verdi's music is as fascinating as ever.


New Year’s Eve Masquerade Fundraiser Dinner
Highlights from Die fledermaus by J. Strauss jr.

Tuesday, DECEMBER 31, 2019, 7:30pm


We invite you to Count Orlofski’s ball! Be our guest for a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Fundraiser Dinner. This event is the perfect occasion to celebrate the New Year, support BSLO’s 2020 season and feast on food and wine pairings. All this amidst the famous tunes and unforgettable Viennese melodies of Johann Strauss II. Proceeds will benefit BSLO’s 2020 Season. For more information, call 408-391-5785.