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The Opera Cantina: Heart of Our Art

Cantina, Pave the Way


The creative "nerve center" of the Opera, our Cantina was originally built to offer simple meals to a 300-member company more than 30 years ago. Today, thanks to your support, we raised the $4.7 million needed and built a new, fully accessible Cantina, the Dapples Pavilion, to better serve our artists, staff and dinner guests. Serving a company of 700 members during the day, the Dapples Pavilion also provides dinner every performance night for 150 patrons who attend our always sold-out Preview Buffets.