LA Opera and Marquee TV announce exclusive partnership with the global debut of Joseph Bologne's The Anonymous Lover

Marquee TV will premiere LA Opera’s The Anonymous Lover on March 27, bringing a new global audience to the critically acclaimed production

(Los Angeles) March 23, 2021 – LA Opera, in an exclusive partnership with Marquee TV, is adding a rare performance of Joseph Bologne’s The Anonymous Lover to Marquee TV’s catalogue, with more digital offerings to come in the future. Marquee TV is the world’s leading performing arts streaming service offering opera, dance, theater, and music on demand. The critically acclaimed production will be available to stream starting on March 27. 

According to Christopher Koelsch, LA Opera's Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco President and CEO, "This presentation of The Anonymous Lover gives us many reasons for celebration. An unjustly neglected piece long overdue for a return to the opera stage, the opera reminds us that artists of color have created, performed and worked in the field of classical music for centuries, too often facing insurmountable odds. I'm thrilled to partner for the first time with Marquee TV to share this remarkable work to a wide audience and help bring it back to its rightful place in the repertoire." 

“We couldn’t have picked a timelier production with which to launch our partnership with LA Opera,” said Kathleya Afanador, co-founder of Marquee TV and Head of Content. "The Anonymous Lover is so representative of forgotten stories and erased voices that, when recovered, deserve a wide-reaching audience. We’re so pleased to welcome LA Opera onto the Marquee TV platform and to showcase this production." 

Conducted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, and directed by Bruce Lemon, Jr., the comic romance was filmed at the Colburn School's Zipper Hall in a socially distanced stage setting that blends both modern film and traditional opera staging. The performance features singers from the company's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, led by tenor Robert Stahley in the title role and soprano Tiffany Townsend as Léontine.  

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The Anonymous Lover can be streamed on Marquee TV through their website, app, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and other platforms. For more information on Marquee TV, visit

LA Opera audiences get 50% off an annual subscription to Marquee TV where viewers can access The Anonymous Lover as well as acclaimed productions from important opera houses around the world. Click here to learn more. 

Read the original press release for The Anonymous Lover. 
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Learn about LA Opera's On Now platform of online programming. 

Launched in 2018, with offices in New York and London, Marquee TV is the on-demand streaming platform dedicated to global arts and culture. Serving up a world-class catalogue of originals, plus contemporary and classic masterpieces across dance, opera, music, theatre, and documentaries, Marquee TV has been designed for a growing digital audience of determined culture lovers and the arts-curious right across the globe. 

Marquee TV is already available on iOS and Android apps, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire, Comcast X1, Cox, Roku, and Samsung with regular launches on additional platforms around the world. Premium subscription pricing in the U.S. is $8.99 a month or $89.99 for one year. Learn more at

Los Angeles is a city of enormous diversity and creativity, and LA Opera is dedicated to reflecting that vibrancy by redefining what opera can be with thrilling performances, thought-provoking productions and innovative programming. The communal and curative power of opera is needed now more than ever before, given the extraordinary challenges of the time. As LA Opera awaits its cue to return to the stage with world-class productions in theaters, the company is offering a multitude of content including live recitals, opera broadcasts and learning opportunities via its LA Opera On Now digital offerings, which have accumulated more than 800,000 views since launching last spring. The company is grateful to its supporters for helping to ensure that it has the resources needed to get through this unprecedented period through the LA Opera Relief Fund. Those wanting to support LA Opera can visit

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LA Opera's production of The Anonymous Lover was made possible with generous support from the Colburn Foundation.  

Special production support from Lawrence A. Kern. 

LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program is generously underwritten  
by the Colburn Foundation, Eugene and Marilyn Stein, and Richard and Lenore Wayne. 

The Anonymous Lover is produced and streamed in partnership with the Colburn School. 

LA Opera is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community.