Due to COVID-19, the annual gathering at Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard in Livermore, California, for the Zheng Cao Merola Endowment Benefit is going to be a livestream virtual event this year. The celebration of Zheng, free to all, is at 6 pm on Zheng's birthday, July 9, 2020 on YouTube here. There will be musical performances and remembrances by special guest artists and arts luminaries.
Zheng’s circle of devoted friends and admirers gather each summer with friends, family, colleagues, and fans of Zheng Cao to celebrate her memory with a fund for scholarships for emerging artists in the Merola Opera Program. In 2019, the Zheng Cao Merola Endowment was able to sponsor two Merola singers. We hope to meet or exceed that goal in 2020, with your support.