Golden Gate Opera‘s mission is to enrich the lives of everyone in the community with professional, cutting-edge performances that fully engage and inspire people of all ages, cultural and economic backgrounds. Whether drama or comedy, Golden Gate Opera’s performances combine all art forms – vocal and instrumental music, theater, drama, visual arts, and even dance – to tell powerful stories and convey empowering messages to adults and children alike. Through the celebration of the unamplified human voice, Golden Gate Opera brings art to life; stimulates the senses and expands the intellect through its high quality performances and educational programs.
Our purpose is to put Marin County on the “Opera map” at a level of the same high standards of Opera America. And then do something more. Transform lives by making opera accessible to all – expanding and enriching the lives, imaginations and sensibilities of everyone in the community with stellar talent, the beauty and majesty of full-scale operatic performances and Opera in Unusual Places.
Golden Gate Opera started out started out small; performing in the 300-seat California Palace of the Legion of Honor’s Florence Gould Theatre in San Francisco from 1997-2004. Then, in 2005, GGO launched the first resident opera production Marin County had seen in 20 years – debuting in the 2,000-seat Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium – with a full orchestra in the pit. The curtain went up, and the audience gasped in amaz