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A person is never too young or too old for great stories set to gorgeous music. LA Opera offers an array of family programs that make opera performances accessible to all ages. From the Saturday Mornings at the Opera performances for very young children in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, to family opera packages and discounted prices for youth ages 9-17 at all opera performances, to special opportunities for partnering senior centers and senior rush tickets…LA Opera will help create your family's greatest memories.


In 2011, LA Opera introduced half-price tickets for children 9-17 years of age as part of our Domingo Family Program. Now we introduce special family packages to make it easier and more affordable for you to introduce your children to opera.

saturday mornings at the opera

LA Opera thinks you're never too young to enjoy the classics. With that in mind, we are proud to present two Saturday morning, hour-long, interactive performances.

Opera Tales tour

Working in partnership with the County of Los Angeles Public Library, LA Opera has developed this fun, high-energy show, as part of our Library Project, that tours to various County Libraries for free family performances in May 2014.

community opera performance

For the past seven seasons, 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.

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We are thrilled to continue offering half-price tickets to all performances for children 9-17 years of age as part of our Domingo Family Program.  In 2012 we added a special family package, with themed activities to enjoy while learning more about the operas.  For the 2014/2015 season, our Family Package includes the mystical adventure, Florencia en el Amazonas, and a beloved classic, The Barber of Seville


  • Four tickets to a select performance of both Florencia en el Amazonas and The Barber of Seville
  • Exclusive opera-themed pre-performance activities designed for families
  • Four invitations to meet the cast at a post-performance reception
  • Access to an exclusive website where your children can listen to music, watch special videos and learn more about the opera stories

Florencia en el Amazonas – Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:00pm
The Barber of Seville Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

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SEASON TICKET SUBSCRIBERS: Did you know that you may add the Family Package to your season subscription at a reduced rate? Contact the Box Office at 213.972.8001 today.


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Saturday Mornings At The Opera

LA Opera thinks you're never too young to enjoy the classics. With that in mind, we are proud to present two Saturday morning, hour-long, interactive performances. Delight in familiar arias and wander through enchanting tales of adventure in both original works and beloved favorites adapted for children. 

Fun and creative workshops for children before each performance add to the excitement and prepare the audience with art and music-making activities.


The Prospector

FEBRUARY 8, 2014
The Prospector is a rousing tale of California Gold Rush pioneers based on Puccini’s opera The Girl of the Golden West. Adapted by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks, The Prospector is set in a mining camp during the 1850s where a prospector charms a group of coyotes with a story of cowboys and miners competing for the love of a strong and beautiful woman.

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Mozart Opera Tales

MAY 17, 2014
Perfect for the whole family, Mozart Opera Tales is an entertaining introduction to the wonderful stories and melodies of one of opera’s most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With humor and heart, Mozart Opera Tales celebrates the power of story and music wedded together. Travel with our “opera pals” from LA Opera through the magical moments of some of Mozart’s greatest stories: Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.

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Tickets:  $15 each (on sale October 23, 2013 at 10am)
(Maximum of 10 tickets per household, per performance. Check back, tickets may be released closer to the performance date. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.)

Art workshops: 10:00am
Performances: 11:00am (Run time is one hour.)
Location: Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

For additional information, please contact us or 213.972.3157. 

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Opera Tales Tour

Opera always begins with a story and LA Opera celebrates the power of the story and the joy of music through its hugely successful Opera Tales productions. Join LA Opera for this fun, high energy show as it tours to libraries in partnership with the County of Los Angeles Public Library. 


Celebrating one of opera's favorite composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, LA Opera is touring MOZART OPERA TALES in May 2014. Featuring four professional opera singers, these “opera pals” perform musical moments from such Mozart opera stories as Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Magic Flute. 

Mozart Opera Tales Schedule
Opera Tales Map 

Library Audience

The Opera Tales partnership between
LA Opera and the County of Los Angeles Public Library was established by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Fourth District. Generous funding for the Opera Tales tour is provided by Supervisor Don Knabe and the Flora L. Thornton Foundation.


Requirements: Program is open only to County of Los Angeles Public Libraries.
Tickets: Free to the public 

For up-to-date information on our Library Project programs, please CLICK HERE to sign up for our Education and Community Engagement email list.

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Community Opera: Jonah and the Whale

LA Opera joins with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and several other community and school groups to produce the newly commissioned community opera Jonah and the Whale, by composer Jack Perla and librettist Velina Hasu Houston. The opera will be conducted by LA Opera’s Richard Seaver Music Director, James Conlon and will be directed by  Eli VillanuevaTickets will be available in early February. The performances are offered free of charge at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. 

Jonah and the Whale dramatizes one of the best known stories from the Old Testament, in which God asks Jonah to prophesy to the sinful people of Nineveh. Jonah refuses and attempts to flee by sea and is thrown overboard in a storm. A great fish swallows him, but Jonah emerges safely after he agrees to fulfill God’s orders.

Production made possible with generous underwriting support from the
Dan Murphy Foundation

Special support also received from the
National Endowment for the Arts
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Saunders
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
The James Irvine Foundation

LA Opera's community opera at the Cathedral for the 2014/15 season will be Benjamin Britten's Noah's Flood, to be performed on March 6 and 7, 2015.

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