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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.


Anytime you want to bring a child to the opera, it’s half-price. But since little tots and long operas aren’t fun for anyone, we limit the ages for attending our mainstage operas to 9-17.

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

Every year since 2007, 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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LA Opera hosts Domingo Family Days, named after Plácido because he’s a huge proponent of families attending opera together. We pick performances from the most family-friendly operas we have in a season and do lots of fun activities, like meeting the cast, cookie decorating, games, things like that. Kids love going tothe opera!


Upcoming Family Day:

El Gato MontésThe Wildcat  Family Day

Sunday, May 19, 2019

  Join us during this Sunday Matinee performance for special family activities and photo opportunities.

Date night is for grown-ups, but Family Days are for kids. So pack them up and meet us at the opera; we’ll save a cookie for you. 

Just announced: 2019/20 Family Days

The Magic Flute – December 1
The Marriage of Figaro – June 14




Anytime you want to bring a child to the opera, it’s half-price. But since little tots and long operas aren’t fun for anyone, we limit the ages for attending our mainstage operas to 9-17.

Half-price tickets are only available by phone. Order by calling the Box Office at 213.972.8001, Monday- Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

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

Introduce your family to the magic of opera. From a bed of pillows, children enjoy an interactive, family-friendly opera under the glittering chandeliers of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. At only $18 a ticket, the whole family will make lasting memories and have an unforgettable experience.

Before the show, little ones get their wiggles out with a full hour of music, dance, and art workshops. They will create special souvenirs to remember their first (second, or third…) time at the opera. Make Saturday Mornings at the Opera your family tradition. We’ve saved a seat (or a pillow) just for you.


MAY 11,  2019

Sung (and spoken) in English, LA Opera brings German-language operas to life. Featuring a mash-up of Wagner's Das Rheingold, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, little ones (and their grown-ups) will be transported into fanciful worlds of timeless tales and fun.


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

Tickets are $18.
The program is designed for children 3-9 years old (but we welcome all ages).
ALL children, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend the performance.
There is a 10 ticket maximum per household.


For general information, please contact us EduCom@LAOpera.org or 213.972.3157. 

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Opera Tales

Join us for a fun, free opera experience. German Opera Tales transports little ones (and their grown-ups) from their familiar library to the fanciful worlds of famous German-language operas. Sung (and spoken) in English, LA Opera artists tell the stories of Wagner's Das Rheingold, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Discover the magic of opera, together.


German Opera Tales performance dates coming soon.


Library Audience

The Opera Tales partnership between LA Opera and the County of Los Angeles Public Library was established by former Supervisor Don Knabe in 2006.





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


Every year, LA Opera invites all passionate and aspiring performers to join us onstage in our Community Opera. In eight weeks of rehearsal, (nights and weekends) nearly 500 people come together and perform with LA Opera singers and orchestra members. And it all happens at the exquisite Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown LA.

On Friday, March 22 and Saturday March 23, we bring you the world premiere of Moses, written by Henry Mollicone and Shishir Kurup, conducted by James Conlon, LA Opera’s Richard Seaver Music Director. The classic biblical story of Moses has it all: a quest for faith, brotherly feuds, true love, and of course, the parting of the Red Sea. Come witness an extraordinary collaboration; diverse communities coming together to give the gift of opera to Los Angeles through our Community Opera. And you can see it all for free.



Performances will be at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles on March 22 and 23, 2019.


CLICK HERE to get updated information on LA Opera's Cathedral Project by joining our email list. 


Production made possible with a generous grant from the
Dan Murphy Foundation


Additional support from:
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Saunders

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