We love to hit the road and perform in venues across the city, both large and small.
The goal of our Off Grand initiative is to expand the definition of what an opera company is, and who it's for. Be prepared for anything: exquisite concerts of 18th-century (Baroque) music or funky new music-theater pieces created by the most innovative artists of our time.
2023/24 SEASON OFF GRAND EVENTS
The Bride of Frankenstein with live orchestra
October 27-28, 2023 at Theatre at Ace Hotel
As the 1935 horror classic plays out larger than life on the silver screen, the magnificent musicians of the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jenny Wong, perform Franz Waxman’s groundbreaking original soundtrack score live.
The Book of Mountains and Seas
April 10-14, 2023 at The Broad Stage
Composer/librettist Huang Ruo and puppeteer Basil Twist reinterpret Chinese creation myths for the 21st century. A fascinating work of vocal theater for 12 singers, two percussionists and six puppet masters, taking inspiration from a classic compilation of Chinese mythology.
2024/25 SEASON OFF GRAND EVENTS
Dracula: The Spanish Version with live orchestra
October 25-27, 2024, at Theatre at Ace Hotel
A 1931 Spanish-language film, starring Carlos Villarias and shot on the same sets as the Bela Lugosi classic, has experienced a recent renaissance, and many now hail it as the superior version. See it on the big screen, as Lina González-Granados leads the LA Opera Orchestra in a live performance of a new LAO-commissioned score by Academy Award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, who’ll also star as a featured performer.
Les Talens Lyriques
November 13, 2024, at The Colburn School's Zipper Hall
Under the baton of Christophe Rousset, the Paris-based ensemble will take you to the Court of Versailles, with a concert of delightful music by French Baroque masters Jean-Baptiste Lully and François Couperin as well as the lesser-known Michel Lambert and Michel Pignolet de Montéclair.
February 19-23, 2025 at REDCAT
An adaptation of Atom Egoyan’s 2008 film of the same name, Adoration tells two simultaneous stories—a fictional story of terrorism and betrayal juxtaposed with a real story of family strife and rejection of something foreign.