Lyric Opera of Orange County, Orange County’s only professional opera company, presents Opening Night! A concert fundraiser event to kick off our 2019-2020 season.
The evening will feature comedic musical performances by our favorite local opera stars, drinks and tapas, artist meet and greet, a silent auction, and a few surprises!
Well, the dust has settled (more like confetti) and we’ve finally wrapped up the details on Opening Night at the Opera, our first-ever fundraising event!
Lead by our event chair, the masterful and magnanimous Maggie Thompson, we were proud to share an evening full of laughs, community generosity, interactive music, and hors d’oeuvres with a mediterranean flare to the 100+ guests who joined us at the Tustin Marketplace Community Center Theatre.
Some of our favorite performers gave our audience a little taste of some of the music they will hear and enticed the crowd with a teaser display of just some of the costumes and props you’ll see in our 2019-2020 season, thanks to Scotland King. What can we say, she’s got an eye for design. We were honored to show our gratitude to our Board Chair, Robert Graulich, as well as Scotland, for all the support and guidance they’ve shown in growing Lyric Opera OC so quickly over the past two years.
Beyond that, we were excited to share our vision and values with the community for whom we are here to unite, entertain, and move. We are proud to be stitching ourselves into Orange County’s cultural fabric and it’s all thanks to the folks out there who so graciously help us keep moving forward.
We were offered a $10,000 match for any donations received during the evening by Mr. Graulich and Ms. King and we came mighty close to reaching that incredible goal. We raised over $18,800 on Opening Night! We are humbled and filled with gratitude knowing we will be able to continue bringing Orange County a little hometown pride and celebrate all that music does to bring us together.
Until next time, thank you, one and all, for your contributions, donations, and support these past few years. Join us in the next chapter!
President and Artistic Director