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April 18, 2024: LA Opera presents Puccini's Turandot, starring Angela Meade and Russell Thomas
April 15, 2024: LA Opera announces the 2024 recipients of the Stern Artist Award
April 4, 2024: LA Opera presents two free performances of Noah's Flood
March 18, 2024: LA Opera presents Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes
March 13, 2024: James Conlon to become Conductor Laureate of LA Opera in 2026
March 11, 2024: LA Opera presents Book of Mountains and Seas
March 7, 2024: LA Opera hosts annual LA County Arts and Health Week Summit (June 14)
March 3, 2024: LA Opera presents La Traviata
February 3, 2024: LA Opera announces 2024/25 season
January 25, 2024: LA Opera receives National Endowment for the Arts grant for Highway 1, USA
January 23, 2024: LA Opera presents two one-act rarities
November 9, 2023: Five new members elected to LA Opera's board of directors
November 6, 2023: LA Opera presents The English Concert in Rodelinda on November 21
October 20, 2023: Audra McDonald returns to LA Opera for December 2 concert
October 23, 2023: Whoopi Goldberg, Audra McDonald are among 2023 class of LA Opera Legacy Ambassadors
October 16, 2023: LA Opera presents the company premiere of The Last Dream of Frida and Diego by Gabriela Lena Frank and Nilo Cruz
October 2, 2023: LA Opera presents The Bride of Frankenstein with Live Orchestra at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (Oct 27-28)
September 25, 2023: LA Opera presents Rossini's effervescent romantic comedy The Barber of Seville
August 22, 2023: LA Opera opens 2023/24 season with Mozart's Don Giovanni
August 14, 2023: LA Opera presents free live simulcast of Don Giovanni on September 23
February 19, 2023: LA Opera announces 2023/24 season

2022/23 season announcements:
June 5, 2023: Renée Fleming and County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis kick off Arts & Health Week Summit at LA Opera on June 9
June 5, 2023: LA Opera Ambassadors Whoopi Goldberg, Lance Gross, Monét X Change and others share a love letter to the arts
May 22, 2023: LA Opera closes its season with Renée Fleming in concert (June 10) and hosts LA County Arts and Health Week Summit (June 9)
May 8, 2023: Lisa Bratkovich and Nora M. Manella elected to LA Opera board of directors
April 19, 2023: LA Opera announces the 2023 recipients of the Stern Artist Award
April 17, 2023: LA Opera presents Otello, starring Russell Thomas (May 13-June 14)
April 11, 2023: LA Opera presents free live simulcast of Verdi's Otello on May 13
March 27, 2023: LA Opera presents the West Coast premieres of TRADE and Mary Motorhead in partnership with Beth Morrison Projects
March 2, 2023: LA Opera presents two free performances of Moses on March 11, conducted by James Conlon
February 23, 2023: LA Opera presents Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande March 25 through April 16
February 16, 2023: LA Opera presents The English Concert in Solomon on March 10
January 26, 2023: LA Opera presents Artist in Residence Russell Thomas in recital on February 25
January 5, 2023: LA Opera presents a new production of The Marriage of Figaro, opening February 4
December 15, 2022: LA Opera presents superstar tenor Juan Diego Flórez in recital (January 23)
December 7, 2022: LA Opera announces January 20 concert performance of The Rape of Lucretia
October 22, 2022: LA Opera presents Frankenstein with Live Orchestra at the Ace (Oct 28-29)
October 20, 2022: LA Opera presents Tosca starring Angel Blue
October 18, 2022: Addressing the Diversity Gap by Cultivating a Strong Sense of Belonging
October 11, 2022: Media Alert: LA Opera to Host over 500 Students for Omar Dress Rehearsal
September 26, 2022: LA Opera presents the West Coast premiere of Omar by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels (Oct 22-Nov 13)
August 22, 2022: LA Opera opens 2022/23 season with new production of Lucia di Lammermoor
February 6, 2023: LA Opera announces 2022/23 season

2021/22 season announcements:
July 8, 2022: LA Opera elects five new members to board of directors
June 6, 2022: LA Opera announces members of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program for the 2022/23 season
May 26, 2022: LA Opera and Renée Fleming spearhead Los Angeles County Arts and Healthy Week (June 12-18)
May 18, 2022: Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry close the LA Opera season with June 18 concert: The Brightness of Light
May 6, 2022: LA Opera's newest Digital Short, Between the Rooms, premieres on May 13
May 5, 2022: LA Opera names Jeremy Frank as Chorus Director
April 25, 2022: For the first time since 2005, LA Opera presents Aida
April 21, 2022: LA Opera presents June 4 simulcasts of Aida in three locations
March 22, 2022: LA Opera announces the 2022 recipients of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award
March 16, 2022: LA Opera presents world premiere of In Our Daughter's Eyes
March 1, 2022: LA Opera presents superstar tenor Javier Camarena in recital
February 23, 2022: Free tickets now available for world premiere of The Three Women of Jerusalem (Las tres mujeres de Jerusalén)
February 17, 2022: LA Opera's next Digital Short, We Hold These Truths, premieres on March 4
February 14, 2022: LA Opera presents Bach's St. Matthew Passion, featuring the Hamburg Ballet
February 10, 2022: LA Opera and The Huntington present On Gold Mountain (May 5-15)
January 28, 2022: NEA awards LA Opera $150,000 grant
November 1, 2021: LA Opera celebrates the holiday season with family-friendly Cinderella
October 15, 2021: Annette Ermshar elected to LA Opera board of directors
October 7, 2021: Renée Fleming joins LA Opera as Advisor for Special Projects
September 27, 2021: Wagner returns to LA Opera with Tannhauser, opening October 16
September 14, 2021: LA Opera's next Digital Short, The First Bluebird in the Morning, premieres September 24
September 9, 2021: LA Opera announces contract extension for Music Director James Conlon; Lina González-Granados will become Resident Conductor
August 26, 2021: LA Opera returns to full-scale, in-person productions with Verdi's Il Trovatore on September 18
August 18, 2021: LA Opera announces temporary COVID-19 vaccine policy for audiences
June 29, 2021: LA Opera's next Digital Short, Du Yun's The Zolle Suite, premieres online July 9
June 22, 2021: LA Opera announces appointment of Keith Leonard as new board chair; Marc Stern to remain on board as honorary chair
May 19. 2021: LA Opera Casting Update: Stephen Fry joins cast of Oedipus Rex as the Narrator
May 13, 2021: LA Opera announces Gallup, a new Digital Short from filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe, composer Matthew Aucoin and poet Jake Skeets
May 10: LA Opera returns to in-person performances with Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex on June 6
May 4, 2021: LA Opera unveils details for new HBCU Opera Career Comprehensive
April 28, 2021: LA Opera announces upcoming After Hours recitals: Latina Composers (May 14) and Songs of Protest (June 11)
April 14, 2021: LA Opera's Digital Short let me come in, from composer David Lang and filmmaker Bill Morrison, premieres April 30, featuring soprano Angel Blue
April 7, 2021: Terri and Jerry Kohl donate $5 million and pledge a challenge grant to support the LA Opera Orchestra
April 1, 2021: LA Opera commissions composer Carla Lucero's The Three Women of Jerusalem, premiering at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in 2022
March 23, 2021: LA Opera and Marquee TV announce exclusive partnership with the global debut of Joseph Bologne's The Anonymous Lover
March 18, 2021: LA Opera launches Signature Recital Series showcasing opera's brightest stars
March 15, 2021: LA Opera's new Digital Short, Brown Sounds, premieres March 26
March 10, 2021: Eva and Marc Stern establish new award to honor excellence among LA Opera's family of artists
February 23, 2021: Breaking the Waves by Missy Mazzoli premieres March 12 on LA Opera On Now
February 10, 2021: LA Opera premieres "Death," a new Digital Short from composer Tyshawn Sorey and director Nadia Hallgren
February 5, 2021: LA Opera revives After Hours recital series with "Black Love," curated by Artist in Residence Russell Thomas
January 25, 2021: LA Opera welcomes tenor Russell Thomas as Artist in Residence
January 14, 2021: Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr and Shirley Starke-Wallace elected to board
January 12, 2021: New Digital Shorts from Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid; Reid's "prism" also streams online
December 10, 2020: LA Opera co-presents digital world premiere of Modulation
December 3, 2020: LA Opera launches Digital Shorts series with The Five Moons of Lorca
November 18, 2020: LA Opera announces new pandemic-related changes

2020/21 season announcements:
November 12: 2020: LAO On Now events (November 14-16)
November 5, 2020: LAO On Now events (week of November 9)
October 29, 2020: LAO On Now events (week of November 2)
October 22, 2020: LAO On Now events (week of October 26) 
October 15, 2020: LAO On Now events (week of October 19)
October 14, 2020: LA Opera kicks off On Now platform with stream of The Anonymous Lover
October 8, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of October 12)
October 1, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of October 5)
September 24, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of September 28)
September 17, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of September 21)
September 10, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of September 14) 
September 8, 2020: Kathleen Kane Eberhardt and M. Faye Wilson elected to board of directors
September 2, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of September 7)
August 27, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of August 31)
August 20, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of August 24)
August 13, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of August 17) 
August 6, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of August 10)
July 31, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of August 3)
July 28, 2020: LA Opera postpones four fall productions; announces new digital programming
July 24, 2020: LAO At Home events (July 25-30)
July 17, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of July 20)
July 10, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of July 13)
July 2, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of July 2) 
June 26, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of June 28); marathon audio stream of Ring cycle is scheduled
June 19, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of June 22)
June 12, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of June 15)
June 11, 2020: LA Opera announces winners of annual GRoW @ Annenberg poster contest
June 7, 2020: LAO At Home events (week of June 8)
June 4, 2020: Media update: Remaining LAO At Home events for this week postponed
May 29, 2020: LAO At Home events (June 1-7)
May 27, 2020: LA Opera's annual Opera Camp goes virtual this summer
May 22, 2020: LAO At Home events (May 26-29)
May 15, 2020: LAO At Home events (May 18-22)
May 8, 2020: LAO At Home events (May 12-15)
May 1, 2020: LAO At Home events (May 5-8)
April 17, 2020: LAO at Home events (April 20-24)
April 11, 2020: LAO at Home events (April 13-16)
April 3, 2020: LAO At Home events (April 6-10)
March 27, 2020: LA Opera boosts online programming for stay-at-home audiences
March 10, 2020: Summary of Findings and Recommendations
January 26, 2020: LA Opera announces its 2020/21 season 

2019/20 season announcements:
May 26, 2020: LA Opera's annual Great Opera Choruses concert moves online on June 7
April 30, 2020: LA Opera cancels The Marriage of Figaro, reaches agreements with unions, and implements companywide cost reductions
April 24, 2020: Angel's Bone to stream online via LAO at Home
April 10, 2020: Pelleas and Melisande and Rodelinda cancelled
February 18, 2020: Angela Meade returns to LAO in Roberto Devereux
February 14, 2020: Lumee's Dream opens to the public on February 22
February 5, 2020: LA Opera presents the company premiere of Roberto Devereux
December 18, 2019: LA Opera presents the world premiere of Eurydice
December 5, 2019: Quinn Kelsey will make his LA Opera debut in Roberto Devereux
December 3, 2019: LA Opera presents U.S. premiere of landmark 1619 opera The Death of Orpheus
November 22, 2019: LA Opera presents countywide Eurydice Found festival
October 22, 2019: LA Opera presents The Magic Flute
October 14, 2019: LA Opera presents Javier Camarena in recital
October 9, 2019: LA Opera presents Psycho—Live with Orchestra
September 19, 2019: September 28 simulcasts of LA Opera's La Boheme in Torrance and Santa Monica
September 18, 2019: Casting is complete for The Light in the Piazza
September 11, 2019: Two-time Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will make LAO debut in The Light in the Piazza
August 26, 2019: LA Opera presents Puccini's La Bohème, conducted by James Conlon
August 13, 2019: Statement from LA Opera regarding Plácido Domingo
January 27, 2019: LA Opera announces 2019/20 season

For earlier press releases, click "read more" below.


August 1, 2019: Opera Camp Media Alert
June 27, 2019: New name, new logo, same big vision: LA Opera Connects
May 29, 2019: The Roaring Twenties are back with LA Opera's La Traviata
May 8, 2019: LA Opera announces newest additions to the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
April 24, 2019: LA Opera presents El Gato Montés: The Wildcat
April 15, 2019: "p r i s m" by Ellen Reid wins Pulitzer Prize
April 8, 2019: Tickets now available for the 2019 Domingo Awards
April 3, 2019: James Mulally and Vina Spiehler elected to LA Opera board of directors
March 20, 2019: Dove Cameron joins the cast of The Light in the Piazza
February 21, 2019: LA Opera unveils new production of The Clemency of Titus
February 19, 2019: BASE Hologram and LA Opera Off Grand present Callas in Concert
February 13, 2019: Free tickets available for LA Opera's world premiere of Moses
February 4, 2019: LA Opera Off Grand presents West Coast premiere of "the loser" by David Lang
January 22, 2019: Nicolas Hamatake elected to LA Opera board of directors
November 12, 2018: LA Opera Off Grand presents world premiere of p r i s m by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins
October 25, 2018: LA Opera presents Hansel and Gretel, conducted by James Conlon
October 18, 2018: LA Opera Off Grand presents Vampyr, with live performance of new Joby Talbot score
October 5, 2018: Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen elected to LA Opera board of directors
October 1, 2018: LA Opera presents Satyagraha by Philip Glass, conducted by Grant Gershon
September 12, 2018: Ford Theatres and LA Opera Off Grand present David T. Little's Soldier Songs
August 27, 2018: LA Opera presents Don Carlo, starring Plácido Domingo and conducted by James Conlon
August 22, 2018: LA Opera presents Les Talens Lyriques, led by Christophe Rousset, in concert
August 1, 2018: LA Opera presents September 22 simulcast of Don Carlo
June 6, 2018: LA Opera announces incoming members of Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
May 2, 2018: LA Opera Off Grand presents Matthew Aucoin's Crossing at The Wallis
May 9, 2018: Audra McDonald returns to LA Opera for May 20 concert with LA Opera Orchestra
May 21, 2018: Patricia Artigas, Lauren Leichtman and Sean V. Madnani elected to board of directors
May 31, 2018: LA Opera Off Grand and The Broad State present Gordon Getty's Usher House and The Canterville Ghost
April 24, 2018: LA Opera presents Verdi's Rigoletto, conducted by Matthew Aucoin
April 18, 2018: LA Opera Off Grand presents Great Opera Choruses
April 4, 2018: Soldier Songs added to LA Opera Off Grand 2018/19 season
March 27, 2018: Date change for El Gato Montés: The Wildcat
March 16, 2018: Rigoletto cast changes
March 14, 2018: A new partnership: The Eva & Marc Stern SongFest–LA Opera Fellowship Program
March 6, 2018: LA Opera Off Grand and The Wallis add second performance of Matthew Aucoin's Crossing
February 20, 2018: LA Opera presents new production of Orpheus and Eurydice, featuring the Joffrey Ballet
January 29, 2018: LA Opera adds matinee performance of Candide
January 24, 2018: LA Opera presents Renée Fleming in recital
January 18, 2018: LA Opera announces 2018/19 season
January 9, 2018: LA Opera presents "Candide," starring Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole