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LA Opera Off Grand

As an organization, we believe in the power of opera and other art to enhance and enrich people’s lives. The collective enjoyment of live opera builds community and adds to our emotional and intellectual well-being. This is true regardless of one’s age or background.

In 2012, LA Opera announced a new initiative to help us support the Company’s mission to embody the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles through the art of opera: the Off Grand initiative.

Complementing our existing mainstage opera and educational programming, LA Opera Off Grand encompasses a wide variety of artistic exploration. Our objectives are to serve a broader geographical area, increase the diversity of our audience and expand the range of experiences available to existing audiences.

We invite you to join us in our ongoing exploration of operatic expression.

2014/15 season EVENTS:

  • Opera at the Beach (September 17, 2014 at the Santa Monica Pier)
    Sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Verdi’s La Traviata, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier. The live broadcast will be captured by nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and shown simultaneously on a large LED screen on the Santa Monica Pier deck.
  • Noah's Flood (March 6-7, 2015 at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels)
    LA Opera will also continue its annual tradition of presenting community opera for families at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The 2014/15 season will feature the return of a beloved favorite, Benjamin Britten's Noah's Flood, conducted by James Conlon
  • Hercules vs Vampires (April 23-26, 2015 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion)
    Buckle your seatbelts for our most off-beat presentation ever! Hercules vs. Vampires combines opera and midcentury pop culture, synchronizing live music with a cult fantasy film, a 1961 sword and-sandal epic starring bodybuilder Reg Park.  When the actors projected on the silver screen open their mouths to speak, the audience will hear their lines sung by a cast of gifted singers from the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, accompanied by a live orchestra.
  • Dog Days (June 11-14, 2015 at REDCAT)
    LA Opera launches an exciting new initiative to present cutting-edge operas at REDCAT, the interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. First up is Dog Days, a shocking reminder of the raw power of contemporary opera.

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