Bay Shore Lyric Opera presents Love is in the Air, a Valentine’s Benefit Concert with Nosh & Song. The 2019 season kicks off February 16 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Cruz. Doors open for the reception at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets include wine, light appetizers, charcuterie, chocolate fountains, and romantic round table seating with candlelight tables. Bay Shore Lyric Opera artists Liliane Cromer, Kristin Genis Lund, Gregory Spear, JT Williams and guest local artist Benjamin Holk will perform under the musical direction of Maestro Jonathan Khuner of The San Francisco Opera and The SF Conservatory.
“The Bay Shore Lyric Opera Company may be tiny, but it’s got the power and strength of a bellowing baritone,” said Jennifer Der Torossian-Studley.
The concert benefits Bay Shore Lyric Opera Co., a nonprofit organization based in Saratoga. They primarily perform in the Santa Clara County and are dedicated to delivering the highest quality live opera productions with orchestra, staging, and costumes to family friendly venues.
Tickets are available at valentinebslo2019.bpt.me or through the BSLOpera website at www.bslopera.com. Costs include: $15 for children 12 and under, $25 for 13-18 year olds, $65 for students and 55+, and $75 for general admission. You can get a discount for the general admission rate with the discount code LOVE.
Attendees will be able to meet the artists after the show.
Founded in 1996 by a passionate group of musicians and music lovers, BSLO has produced 29 major operas, 239 total performances since its inception. They have a reputation as one of the best regional opera companies in Northern California. They strive to carry on the tradition of grand opera and provide opportunities for young performers to participate in professional production.