Leaders in the opera industry would be remiss to not acknowledge the sacrifices and expenses many artists face.


Enter Marc and Eva Stern, two of LA Opera's most generous supporters, have been involved in nearly every aspect of the company over many years. Marc Stern, chairman of the company for 20 years, and now serving as Honorary Chairman, and his wife Eva wanted to give back to the operatic community in an incredibly special way. 

Grand Hall 2 Marc and Eva Stern with family horizontal crop

The Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award provides extra assistance to rising talent in this beloved industry, and intends to recognize the lasting artistry of those who have made significant contributions to the company's creative endeavors. Recipients of the award were selected by members of LA Opera's artistic staff in consultation with Marc and Eva Stern.