Opera Dining

Add to your experience, with a variety of pre-Opera Dinners and Events:


Join us for the Opening Weekend Celebration, three days of world-class artistry, both onstage and behind the scenes, where you will meet leading singers, designers, and directors. Celebrate with the creative teams at our Opening Night Dinners, and enjoy featured preformances at our annual Summer & Winter Galas. 

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Preview Dinners

Enjoy an opera themed dinner, including wine, at our open-air cantina on the beautifully landscaped rehearsal grounds. A speaker will offer a brief introduction to the evening's opera during dessert. At just $70 a person, a Preview Dinner is a great way to kick off your night at the opera.

June 29 - July 28 at 6:00 pm; July 30 - August 25 at 5:30 pm. 

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The parking lot opens three hours before curtain time for patrons who enjoy dining on-site amidst spectacular scenery and sunset views. Patrons are welcome to set up folding tables and chairs by their cars. For limited first-come, first-served picnic table and dining terrace locations, contact the Box Office. 

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Pre-Ordered Picnics

Experience the fun of tailgating and the luxury of gourmet catering with one of our delicious pre-ordered picnics! Choose from a range of Sampler Tailgate Boxes and full Dinner Tailgate Boxes.

Picnics must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance and will be available for pick-up (starting 2 hours before and up to 30 minutes before the performance) at the Vladem Kiosk located on the Twomey Terrace adjacent to the Box Office. The Sampler Tailgate Box is $19 and Dinner Tailgate Box is $28.

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Desserts, snacks, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at several bars located throughout the Opera before the performance and at intermissions. The Twomey Dining Terrace (adjacent to the Box Office) offers a wider selection of food and beverages, including espresso, cappuccinos and lattes.