Community Educators are a volunteer group of LA Opera, in collaboration with the Opera League of Los Angeles. LA Opera's team of trained experts addresses civic and social organizations, philanthropic groups, schools and library audiences throughout Southern California, free of charge. You may select a presentation on any opera performed during our season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, or we can customize a talk to suit your needs. Either way, you won't be disappointed!
Dates and Requirements: Community Educators will address groups of 15 or more people. For more information, please CLICK HERE to contact us via email or call 213.972.3157.
Tickets: Free of charge.
Deadline: Requests for Community Educators are accepted throughout the year.
ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION
LA Opera can provide speakers and scholars, behind-the-scenes visits from LA Opera staff members and even recital programs. We are currently partnering with several organizations, including The Huntington Library, to present adult education classes.
Classes may run during any time of the year. Fees vary according to partnerships.
For more information and availability, please CLICK HERE to contact us via email or call 213.972.3157.
SENIOR CENTER DRESS REHEARSAL
The heart of our senior programming remains the annual, free Senior Center Dress Rehearsal. Next season, we present a Gianni Schicchi / Pagliacci by Giacomo Puccini/Ruggero Leoncavallo. First, Plácido Domingo stars as Gianni Schicchi in Woody Allen’s riotous staging of Puccini’s comic masterpiece, conducted by Grant Gershon. After the intermission, Plácido Domingo conducts the conclusion of the double bill, Franco Zeffirelli’s epic production of Pagliacci.
Dates and Requirements: The dress rehearsal of Gianni Schicchi / Pagliacci is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 2:00pm.
This event is open only to senior centers located in Los Angeles County which receive government funding. Seating is limited, and centers are selected to attend through a competitive application process.
Representatives from selected centers must attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 1:30pm. (Centers that attended
The Marriage of Figaro during the 2014/15 season are not eligible.)
- Please note: Individuals may not apply.
- Fee: Free of charge.
- Deadline: Monday, June 29, 2015
- Application: For application information, please CLICK HERE to contact us via email or call 213.972.3157. A limited number of publicly-funded senior centers can participate in this program.
COMMUNITY OPERA AT THE CATHEDRAL
Since the 2005/06 season, LA Opera has been honored to work with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles to present free, large-scale, community performances including Noye's Fludde, Judas Maccabaeus, and The Festival Play of Daniel under the baton of James Conlon. These community opera performances include singers, actors and orchestra members from the community, performing alongside professional singers and orchestra members from LA Opera.
If you would like more information about LA Opera's Community Opera at the Cathedral, please CLICK HERE.