San Diego Opera is a wildly successful and popular opera company in San Diego California. A crucial part of San Diego culture and art, from late January through May, San Diego Opera performs five productions each year at San Diego Civic Theater in downtown San Diego. Since its 1950 founding, San Diego Opera has had many great voices including Luciano Pavarotti, Dorothy Kirsten, Tatiana Troyanos and Richard Cassilly grace its stage. San Diego Opera is ranked as one of the top 10 opera companies in the United States by Opera America. San Diego Opera is an invaluable resource to San Diego art community and a pillar to San Diego culture.