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Composer in Residence
Festival Opera's first-ever composer in residence is Wang Jie, whose new chamber opera, Rated R for Rat will receive its World Premiere here in 2018 and was previewed in workshop late last year. Click here to learn more about Jie and her innovative work.

Zerbinetta (Shawnette Sulker) entertains
in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos (2015)
Photo: Mike Kirwan Photography

Savitri (Maya Kherani) laments
her husband's fate in Holtz's
Savitri (2015).
Photo: Mike Kirwan Photography

Donate On Line with PayPal
In response to requests for a secure online way to help support Festival Opera, we're pleased to offer a PayPal option on our Donate page. Clicking the orange button will take you to an FO page on PayPal's secure site, where you can charge a contribution to any major credit card. It's a safe and easy way to help keep the passion and excitement of live opera right here in the East Bay.