San Diego Opera To Present Its Third ‘Out At The Opera’

By Francisco Salazar

San Diego Opera has partnered with SD Pride, Out at the Fair, and #NowTrending App for “Out at the Opera.”

The event will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 and will complement a performance of Bizet’s beloved opera, “Carmen.”

The event will start at 6 p.m. with a private mix-and-mingle hosted reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer. Guests will have the option of taking an optional, exclusive, backstage tour prior to the reception at 5:30 p.m.

The company’s general director will welcome guests and lead the festivities until the 7 p.m. performance of “Carmen.” The San Diego Opera is providing a number of discounted tickets for this event which includes the reception, the opera, and a donation to SD Pride to enable the organization to continue its vital mission of fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.

Fernando Z. López, Executive Director of San Diego Pride said, “Creating civic spaces for the LGBTQ community to feel safe, welcome, and authentically themselves is at the core of our mission at San Diego Pride. Fighting for those spaces here in San Diego and around the world is a social justice issue that we are proud to stand up for. It’s an honor to partner with the San Diego Opera as we continue to open doors for our LGBTQ community to enjoy some of the best art and culture San Diego has to offer.”

This is the third “Out at the Opera” event the Company has hosted, with previous events surrounding “As One” in 2017 and “Florencia en el Amazonas” in 2018. “Out at the Opera” was inspired by the Company’s desire to create a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and fun environment for everyone in the San Diego community.