For Immediate Release: Free First Wednesday Concert Showcases Award-Winning Opera Singer!

Escondido, California — :

Experience the power of performance with our First Wednesdays concert series, a free community event that happens the first Wednesday of every month from October through May, (excluding January).

This season, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is proud to be partnering up with The Barn Stage Company to showcase a variety of performers to Escondido.

For the month of April, we will present, First Wednesdays: Jacquelynne Fontaine, Soprano on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, starting at 6 pm.

Jacquelynne Fontaine has performed nationally and internationally in both opera and musical theater.

Some of her favorite operatic roles include Violetta in La Traviata (Tacoma Opera, Rogue Opera), Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Pamina in The Magic Flute (both at Tuscia Operafestival, Italy), Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (Rogue Opera).

In the musical theatre world, audiences may remember her as the diva Carlotta, a role which she played over one thousand times in the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera.

Jacquelynne Fontaine will perform a selection of classical pieces from opera, art song, and classic musical theatre. She’s joined by a renowned pianist from the LA Opera, Daniel Faltus.

Tickets to the show are FREE and are handed out on a first-come, first-seated basis as you enter the venue. Doors open one hour prior to show time, and this year’s shows will be held in the Center’s Concert Hall starting at 6 pm.

If you’d like to beat the line, reserved seats are also available for $12 ($10 for Center Members) and can be purchased below. Reserved seats must be purchased a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Get more information about First Wednesdays or to purchase a reserved seating:

RSVP / reserve online at or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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