2377 West Shaw, Suite 104
Fresno, CA 93711
Fresno Grand Opera was founded in 1999 by Fresno native Edna Garabedian, and enjoyed sixteen years of high quality performances of the standard opera repertoire and concert performances by legendary artists under the leadership of General Director Ronald Eichman and Artistic Director Joseph Bascetta. With the appointment of Matthew Buckman as the second General Director, Fresno Grand Opera is part of a full artistic and management partnership with Townsend Opera in Modesto that is quickly changing the opera landscape in the California’s Central Valley and garnering national attention from the opera industry.
The company seeks to explore how an art form steeped in tradition can engage with the 21st century by presenting forward-looking productions of the standard operatic repertoire and new American opera and blurring the line between classical arts and popular art experiences.