José Luis Moscovich

General Director

62nd Season  2017-18


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General Fund Donations


Click below to donate securely, using your credit card, and receive the benefits listed below.  You will be able to specify how your contribution should be listed in our printed programs.


THANK YOU in advance.

Special IN MEMORIAM Funds


You can donate directly into special funds set up to honor the memory and celebrate the contributions of patrons and other individuals who were closely connected with the company. Your contribution will be listed accordingly.


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  • In memoriam Marcos Moscovich

  • In memoriam Philip Hodge

  • In memoriam Joel Blank

  • In memoriam Gloria Brown

  • In memoriam Thelma Watkins



Our Opera In The Schools program reaches mearly 20,000 grade-school kids every season, in elementary schools from San Francisco to Santa Cruz; giving them what is in most cases their first taste of live opera. You can help us continue and expand this valuable program with your donation.

You will be listed in our printed programs as an OITS supporter.

  • Donate to OITS!


West Bay Opera has a 60-year history of bringing top-notch productions to audiences in Palo Alto and the Peninsula. But ticket sales are only half of our budget. We must count on the generous support of patrons like you in order to cover expenses.

If you already are a donor, please consider increasing your annual contribution to West Bay Opera. If you are not yet on our patron roster, we encourage you to become a West Bay Opera donor and enjoy the benefits listed below. West Bay Opera is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit corporation. Your donation is deductible to the extent allowed by law.


   As a Benefactor (up to $249) you are entitled to

  • recognition in all printed programs throughout the season (unless you wish to donate anonymously.)

    As a Silver Circle ($250-$999) member you are entitled to the above, plus

  • preferential seating
  • a personalized backstage tour of one of our productions; and
  • a design staff presentation about one of our productions, in the theater

    As a Gold Circle ($1,000-$1,999) member you are entitled to all of the above, plus

  • attendance at all opening-night champagne receptions; and
  • attendance at invitation-only working rehearsals

    As a Platinum Circle ($2,000 and above) member, you are entitled to all of the above, plus

  • attendance at the President's Dinner, including special guests; and
  • a private performance by a singer and accompanist at your home, to entertain your guests


When you make a contribution to West Bay Opera, you can be certain that we will stretch every penny.  We keep our overhead very low, not in small measure thanks to our many talented volunteers. About 80% of your contribution will go to actual production costs.  So, practically anything you see onstage will have gotten there with your money.  You'll feel proud to have put your money on us.

We make it easy for you to contribute. You can do it securely online when you buy your tickets (you will be given an option to donate just before you complete your transaction) or you can click on the DONATE button below and pay through the super-secure PayPal site, where you can either charge it to your PayPal account, if you have one, or simply charge your credit card through them (with no additional service fees). Or you can send in a contribution in the mail. The season brochure, with its ticket order and contribution form, is available on this site for downloading and printing. Or simply call the box office at 650-424-9999 and we'll take your ticket order and contribution on the phone.  Whatever your choice, you will be making a contribution that is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and you will be helping to keep us healthy financially, so that you can continue to enjoy high quality opera performances on the Peninsula.



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