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Opera Outings

Join fellow Orange County opera lovers with Pacific Symphony’s Opera Outings! These fabulous afternoons include luxury bus travel to selected Los Angeles and San Diego Opera matinee performances, an elegant box lunch and special insight into the production en route by Pacific Symphony’s Director of Education & Community Engagement Susan Kotses. Our charter bus leaves from Antonello Ristorante in Costa Mesa with an additional stop in San Juan Capistrano and provides transportation to and from the front door of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion or the San Diego Civic Center.

The cost for each outing covers the expense of the bus, lunch and a pre-opera lecture on the journey to our destination. We also include a small “up-charge” to combine with funds from Opera FOCUS that provide complimentary tickets to opera/music students from local institutions. To date, we have invited singers from Chapman University, CSU-Fullerton, OC High School for the Arts, St. Margaret’s School, and others.

Enjoy fantastic opera productions without the traffic with Pacific Symphony’s Opera Outings!

For more information, please contact Gary Good, Senior Executive for Special Campaigns & Major Gifts, at (714) 876-2360.

Pirates of Penzance

We invite you to join us for our first Opera Outing of the year:

The Pirates of Penzance
By Gilbert & Sullivan, presented by San Diego Opera
Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m.


Click here to order your tickets at a special group discount directly through San Diego Opera.

You will have access to all available seats in the house, and at whatever price point you like! We will have the tickets to distribute to you on the bus on the way to San Diego. Our group discount is built into the price you see for any given seat. It is lower than the single ticket price available to the general public.

The Opera Bus

11:45 a.m.   Depart from REAR parking area behind Antonello’s Restaurant – South Coast Plaza
12:15 p.m.   Pick up at San Juan Capistrano Park and Ride – Exit 83 off I-5 (parking lot on the SOUTH side of Junipero Serra Road)
1:30 p.m.   Arrive San Diego Opera – San Diego Civic Center
2:00 p.m.   Performance
5:00 p.m.   Departure – San Diego Civic Center
6:15 p.m.   Drop off – San Juan Capistrano
6:45 p.m.   Drop off – Antonello’s


Cost: $70 / person, which includes:

  • R/T Motorcoach Transportation
  • Box lunch
  • Pre-Opera Lecture
  • Champagne and cookies return

To participate, download the Opera Bus Reservation Form

Send the completed form to:

Pacific Symphony
Attn: Gary Good
17620 Fitch Ave., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614-6081

Or email the information to Gary Good at