Welcome to the


Merola Opera Program


Est. 1957

An Affair to Remember

Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the iconic San Francisco City Club

Join us for magical evening of gourmet food, a beautiful San Francisco setting, and a special performance. All proceeds benefit young artists and the future of opera. 

Schwabacher recital series

Schwabacher Recital Series

February 21, March 6, and April 3, 2024 at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater

The Schwabacher Recital Series offers you the opportunity to hear gifted singers in an up-close and intimate setting. 

Leah Crocetto pictured

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Join a vibrant community of opera lovers devoted to nurturing tomorrow's finest operatic talent.

Scene from Don Giovanni

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Merola by the numbers

This summer, 22 singers, 5 apprentice coaches and 1 apprentice stage director were selected from over one thousand, three hundred international applicants to participate in the Merola Opera Program. During their 12 weeks at Merola, these talented young artists receive life-changing instruction from a faculty of opera masters and hone their talents in professional quality productions – all entirely free of charge.


International Applicants


Auditions each Year


Artists this Summer


Years of Opera Training

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