10 Things About Carol Lazier & San Diego Opera


The most difficult situations are the ones you learn the most from…

San Diego Opera is committed to creating a lasting cultural service to our community through educational programs and live performances that are accessible and relevant to today’s world and beyond. San Diego Opera’s grand style operas at the Civic Theatre are augmented by unexpected works in venues unique to the San Diego region.

In November of 2016, the Company launched the dētour Series, which explores work that falls outside of traditional operas. In May, the dētour Series will present “The Falling and the Rising” – a story taken directly from interviews with returning Soldiers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The Old Guard at Fort Myer, and Fort Meade, Maryland and captures the indomitable spirit of U.S. military veterans while shedding light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories. The principal roles of “The Falling and the Rising” will feature active service members on a mission to connect civilians to Soldiers.

San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball will feature a cabaret performance by world-renowned soprano Patricia Racette and will honor long time board member, Carol Lazier.

10 Things About Carol Lazier & San Diego Opera

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#1. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, third generation Northern Californian.

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#2. I think everyone should have empathy – to be able to walk in someone else’s shoes.

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#3. My favorite travel destination is Laos.

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#4. At the top of my bucket list is to travel to every continent. I’ve got two to go.

#5. One of my favorite quotes is: “The things that will destroy us are: politics without principal; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.” – Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

#6. We have two rescue dogs who rescued me. My boys are Brody, a yellow and very mellow Lab mix and Rusty, a completely neurotic Red Merle Aussie.

#7. I would enjoy being a building supervisor.  I like to repair things.

#8. When I am having a challenging day, I take a walk with the pups in the open space behind our house and
count my blessings.

#9. What has surprised me most in life is how much faster time flies as I get older.

#10. To make quality opera is expensive and ticket sales do not cover the cost of each performance. Proceeds from The Opera Lover’s Ball will help make up the shortage so Opera can continue to thrive in San Diego.

San Diego Opera
San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball 2020
January 25, 2020
The Pendry Hotel

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Kamran Saeed