2020 Summer Season: The Magic Flute  •  Platée  •  Faust

Summer Opera Festival and Workshop

San Diego, California

July 5 - August 17, 2020

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All Mainstage Productions in 2020 are at the

Mandeville Auditorium (UC San Diego)

Dear Friends,


In this unprecedented time, with the COVID-9 pandemic disrupting our daily lives, we have begun getting questions about whether we will be proceeding with our 2020 Summer Opera Festival and Workshop.


At this point the answer is YES. We have been in touch with our artists, faculty, and staff, and we are moving forward with artistic and logistical preparations, as well as our fundraising effort for our 2020 season.


However, there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty right now, and it is impossible to know how things will look in approximately 11 weeks, when our summer workshop is scheduled to begin. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and carefully, and will base all decisions on information and guidance from knowledgeable health officials, as well as our industry peers. Our priority is the wellbeing of our community: our young artists, faculty and staff, and our patrons -- we will not put them at risk. 


This is an incredibly difficult time for artists. We are acutely aware of the fact that for many of our young singers, the opportunity to attend Opera NEO is an important and time-sensitive moment in their careers. Also, at a time when so many of our artists have lost upcoming engagements, a cancelation would come with serious financial and career consequences for many of our young artists and our colleagues.


Tickets will go on sale April 1st and we hope that you will go ahead and purchase tickets for our performances. If we cannot proceed with the season, we will issue a full refund for the tickets purchased! 


We also hope that you will consider supporting Opera NEO and our artists in this difficult and uncertain time. Your support ensures that our company will be able to survive this critical moment in our 9 years of existence and continue to provide crucial opportunities for young singers embarking on their careers.


As artists, what we can do right now (all we can do) is to try to comfort, heal, and connect our community through exciting performances and beautiful music. 


While we’re all social distancing, if you’re in need of some excellent operatic performances by passionate, dedicated young artists, we invite you to visit our YouTube Channel and Facebook page


We are looking forward with great hope to seeing you all soon, and to come together to create great opera with you and for you this summer!


Peter Kozma

Artistic Director

Opera NEO