Pacific Lyric Association's Mission is to present full productions of operas, operettas and musicals in a manner our local audiences can easily understand and afford.
Pacific Lyric Association (PLA) is an independent Southern California opera company created in 2006 by Dr. Carlos Oliva and Teresa Hughes-Oliva. PLA offers classically-trained singers the opportunity to perform in independent productions accessibly priced to the public.
The signature format of our opera productions features slightly condensed versions of the operas, with spoken narrative in English before and between musical sections. These narrative vignettes, performed by professional actors, are designed to keep the audience engaged in the musical drama without being distracted by supertitles. This format has proved successful in attracting younger or first-time audiences to this universal art form.
Every year in August PLA presents a popular evenings entitled "Musical Paella." These events offer highlights from opera and light opera selections, accompanied by a delicious tapa of paella and wine.
Pacific Lyric Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of California. All contributions are tax deductible.