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Opera in the Park

Can you believe that Opera in the Park – the jewel in our Opera Guild crown – is 20 years old on April 8? The concert has gone from a few hundred folks gathered around a rickety stage, to a crowd of 5,000 people all eager to participate in an afternoon of outstanding classical music. Our singers this year include Alyssa Wills, Liv Redpath, Erin Gonzalez, Sunmi Shin, Joshua Wheeker, Jesus Leon, Ben Lowe, and Carlos Enrique Santelli. You may recognize a few finalists from our Vocal Competition, including this year’s winner of the $15,000 first place prize, Liv Redpath.

Gather your blankets and picnic baskets and head down to Sunrise Park for a brand new experience – this year we boast a larger tent, shuttle carts from our dedicated parking lot at Palm Springs High School, and improved accessibility for senior and mobility-challenged guests. We have just a few spaces left under the canopy for a small donation, but everything else is free to the public! More details here.


We’d like your help. For the first time, we are offering a limited amount of key sponsorship opportunities for Opera in the Park. As a 20th Anniversary Opera in the Park sponsor, you’ll receive recognition in pre-event promotion, logos on banners on the stage at the event, significant recognition in the event brochures, recognition on stage by Opera Guild President Bruce Johansen during the event, mentions during a live onsite radio broadcast on the day of the event, and inclusion in the post-event media summary for The Desert Sun and Palm Springs Life, as well as a special after-party where you will meet the singers. All this for just $2,000.



Official Calendar

For information on how to attend the following events please contact the Guild office at 760.325.6107.


  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 6:30 pm – Allegro dinnerEight4Nine Restaurant – Allegro members only
  • Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 1 pm – 20th annual Opera in the Park – open to the public
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 5 pm – Thank You Party and Election of Officers – dinner optional afterwards – open to all members
  • May/June, 2018 – 14th annual Opera in the Schools – Over 15,000 Students in the Palm Springs Unified School District will benefit from the Guild’s Educational Outreach Program
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 3 pm – 35th annual Dorothy Nocita Memorial Vocal Competition – Helene Galen Performing Arts Center, Rancho Mirage – open to the public
Events subject to change