About Fresno Grand Opera
Fresno Grand Opera is an extraordinary resource for the cultural life of the city of Fresno and the entire Central Valley. Incorporated in 1998, the company produces and presents world class performing arts for the residents of Fresno and California’s entire Central Valley region. It provides educational as well as career development opportunities for young artists and serves as a catalyst and resource for the cultural growth of Central California.
The company debuted with a production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on April 9, 1999 at the William Saroyan Theatre that received national critical acclaim. Since then, the company has produced 16 seasons of first-rate performances while engaging world renowned artists including Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Renée Fleming, Kristin Chenoweth, Marcello Giordani, Juan Diego Florez, and Audra McDonald.