The Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO), is a non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor, educate and develop the understanding, taste and love of opera in our community.

We began in 1956, with a small group of volunteer women who believed in opera education. Today, we are a thriving non-profit volunteer organization offering a number of opera education programs to our community.

Educating children has always been of paramount importance to the members of YPO. Without fostering an appreciation of or exposure to opera and classical music, by our future generations, it is doubtful that these arts will have the necessary support to survive. Comprised of over 200 volunteer women, YPO offers programs focused primarily on children education.These programs are a need in todays world where many school systems have taken away or decreased the arts programs in schools.

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YPO Cookbook

Available for Sale

Years in the making and hundreds of tastings later, Sunny Days, Balmy Nights: Entertaining Miami Style has breezed into Miami kitchens.

Our cookbook celebrates the best of Miami’s cuisine. Sunny Days, Balmy Nights: Entertaining Miami Style features over 200 tropically-inspired recipes with 55 photographs vibrantly showcasing entertaining Miami style from South Beach to Key Biscayne to Coral Gables.

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Or just simply shopping at Amazon

Just Click the “Amazon Smile” image and once on the website, scroll down on the drop down menu to find “Young Patronesses of the Opera” and make us your designated charity. Each time you purchase on Amazon, .5% of your Amazon purchase will go back to YPO.