Grand Opera Comes To Alameda

Island City Opera opens its inaugural season next Saturday, Aug. 2 with a 2 p.m. free concert in Franklin Park on the 1400 block of San Antonio Avenue. The event will feature a range of favorite arias, duets and ensembles.

Just this past spring, Island City Opera was founded earlier this year to bring great opera to Alameda, support the ambitions of promising and established performers and encourage a love of the art of opera.

"Island City Opera invites Alamedans to be inspired by beautiful and powerful singing here in our own neighborhood", said executive director Eileen Meredith. Internationally acclaimed soprano Olivia Stapp will serve as master of ceremonies on Aug. 2; performers include Buffy Baggott and Eileen Meredith.

For more information about upcoming events and to learn how to get involved, visit or contact Allison Melendez at 263-8060 or or stop by the Island City Opera’s office at 1333 Bay St.