The history of Livermore Valley Opera goes back to its founding in 1992. LVO presents fully-staged operas in the spring and fall at the Bankhead Theater. The theater is located in Livermore in the Tri-Valley area, just 45 miles east of San Francisco. The Bankhead Theater features excellent lines of sight and acoustics, helping us attract talented singers and stage directors.

We combine the talents of professional musicians, stage directors, principal singers, and designers with the dedication and practical abilities of volunteers filling such critical roles as board members, chorus, stage crew, and set builders to reach our artistic goals.

The mission of Livermore Valley Opera is to enrich our community by producing the world’s best operas and fostering the careers of professional opera singers.  We encourage a wider appreciation of opera and the associated arts through community outreach and educational programs for youth in schools.

Livermore Valley Opera is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.