Developing Appreciative Audiences: An art form at which we excel
The OAC expends one third of its effort in the task of cultivating appreciation for opera and musical theater. We do this by offering classes in opera appreciation, by offering programs of operatic scenes based on a particular theme to allow for serious contemplation of various aspects of operatic performance, and by bringing the audience and the performers together as learners in master classes for singers that are open to the public.
We hope you will enjoy browsing through a gallery of photographs and descriptions of our past several seasons. Our hope is that you will share with us a sense of pride and accomplishment that OAC's work has already contributed to making opera more accessible to new audiences.
Whatever form of support, encouragement and/or participation you might choose in OAC's work, we appreciate you. Your contributions of time, your ever growing appreciation of opera, and your financial support are deeply appreciated. Donations are fully tax deductible. Thank you for your time, and - in advance- for your kindness and generosity.
OAC Mission Statement
The Opera Academy of California (OAC) is a non-profit charitable and educational organization whose mission is to: