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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 2015/2016 season, our Family Package includes the high sea adventure, Moby-Dick, and the beloved classic, La Bohéme

FAMILY PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • Four tickets to a select performance of both Moby-Dick and La Bohéme
  • 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

Moby-Dick – Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00pm
La Bohéme Sunday, May 22, 2016 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

TICKETS FOR THE 2015/2016 SEASON SERIES 
GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015.

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 AdventureTHE PROSPECTOR
JANUARY 16, 2016 
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.

 

Figaro Opera TalesFIGARO OPERA TALES
APRIL 30, 2016

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.

 

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 21, 2015.
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 characters - Figaro, LA Opera is touring FIGARO OPERA TALES in May 2016. Featuring four professional opera singers, these “opera pals” perform musical moments from such Figaro opera stories as The Barber of Seville,The Marriage of Figaro, and The Ghosts of Versailles.


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: The Festival Play of Daniel

For the past eight 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 Jonah and the Whale 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 2015/16 season, LA Opera is reviving its successful production of The Festival Play of Daniel. Conducted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, The Festival Play of Daniel is an inspiring medieval musical drama which tells the beloved Old Testament story of Daniel in the lion’s den. Tickets will become available in February 2016.

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

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