Pasadena Opera is committed to revolutionizing the presentation and perception of opera.


Our Mission

We provide theatre experiences that are contemporary and relevant to all members of our community while maintaining standards of the highest artistic excellence.

As your local destination for opera in Pasadena, we:

  • present modern adaptations of timeless stories both old and new
  • embrace the use of technology as an effective tool for complementing and supporting our art
  • delight our audiences with experiences that are entertaining and comfortable
  • invite the public to learn about the process of bringing opera to life
Emmy award-winning costume designer Jacqueline Saint-Anne puts the finishing touches on "Candide". Photo by Louis Felix.

Emmy award-winning costume designer Jacqueline Saint-Anne puts the finishing touches on "Candide". Photo by Louis Felix.