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Overview

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.

THE DOMINGO FAMILY PROGRAM

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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THE DOMINGO FAMILY PROGRAM

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

FAMILY PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • 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.

FAMILY PACKAGES AND HALF-PRICE TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY PHONE – CALL 213.972.8001

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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.

 

Figaro's American AdventureFIGARO'S AMERICAN ADVENTURE
JANUARY 31, 2015 
Figaro's American Adventure is a wildly imaginative and engaging celebration of Rossini’s opera, The Barber of Seville, composed and directed by Eli Villanueva with a libretto by LeRoy VillanuevaChildren are transported to colonial America where, with his band of sneaky barbers and colonial compatriots, Figaro leads us on a delightful musical goose chase. Ultimately, he outsmarts his adversary and love triumphs as he helps his friend the Count win the hand of his beloved Rosina.

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Figaro Opera TalesFIGARO OPERA TALES
APRIL 25, 2015

Perfect for the whole family,
Figaro Opera Tales is an entertaining introduction to the wonderful stories and melodies of one of opera’s most beloved characters, Figaro! With humor and heart, Figaro 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 Figaro's greatest stories: The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and The Ghosts of Versailles.

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

Visit this page or call our box office at 213.972.8001 to purchase tickets starting at 10am Wednesday October 22, 2014.
Tickets are $15. ALL children, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend the performance. 

For additional information, please contact us EduCom@LAOpera.org 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. 

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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: Noah's Flood

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 including Noah's Flood, 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. 

For the 2014/2015 Season, LA Opera is reviving its successful production of Noah's Flood (Noye's Fludde). Conducted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, Noah's Flood will be performed at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2015. Tickets will become available in the spring of 2015.

General ensemble sign-up

Ensemble roles do not require an audition. Ensemble roles for children include various “Animals” who sing and act. Ensemble roles for teens and adults include the cast of the “Doomed” who act and sing and play an integral part in the production.

All ensemble members must attend all rehearsals. Please see rehearsal schedule below.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the ensemble.

Rehearsal Schedule for January - March 2015:

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Community Ensemble Rehearsals at East Los Angeles Performing Arts Academy
(ELAPAA - 4211 Dozier St. Los Angeles, CA 90064)
Time: 1pm-4pm

Sunday, January 18, 2015
Community Ensemble Rehearsals at ELAPAA
Time: 1pm-4pm

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Community Ensemble Rehearsals at ELAPAA
Time: 1pm-4pm 

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Community Ensemble Rehearsals at ELAPAA
Time: 
3pm-6pm

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Community Ensemble Rehearsals at ELAPAA
Time: 1pm-4pm

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Community Ensemble Rehearsals at ELAPAA
Time: 
1pm-4pm

Sunday March 1, 2015
Community Ensemble Rehearsal with Student Orchestras & Principals at ELAPAA
Time: 1pm-6pm

Tuesday, March 3 - Thursday, March 5, 2015
Rehearsals at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
(555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Time: Evenings (6pm start, ending times vary)

Friday, March 6 & Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30pm
Performances at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

NoteNot all participants will be called for every rehearsal date.  Some participants may be asked to participate in additional rehearsals depending on role.  The schedule is subject to change, and exact rehearsal call-times are to be determined.

 

Please CLICK HERE to get up-to-date information on LA Opera's Cathedral Project by joining our email list.

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

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