A cast of hundreds will appear in two family-friendly performances, both presented on March 11 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles

(Los Angeles) March 2, 2023 — On March 11, LA Opera will present two performances of Moses, an opera by composer Henry Mollicone and librettist Shishir Kurup, presented free of charge at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Thanks to generous longtime support from the Dan Murphy Foundation, LA Opera is able to produce Moses and offer it free of charge as a special gift to the greater Los Angeles community. Conducted by Music Director James Conlon and directed by Eli Villanueva, Moses will bring together a cast of hundreds to explore universal themes of courage, humility and perseverance. Performers will include amateur singers and instrumentalists of all ages from the greater Los Angeles community, along with members of the LA Opera Orchestra and soloists from LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. Commissioned by LA Opera, Moses had its world premiere at the Cathedral in 2019.

The performances will take place at 3pm and 6:30pm on Saturday, March 11. The Cathedral is located at 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles CA 90012.

Since 2007, LA Opera has opened its stage doors to all aspiring performers in the Los Angeles community—including singers, dancers and musicians—to perform along with professionals in those fields in a fully-staged opera. The Cathedral at Our Lady of the Angels has generously donated its facility for this annual event since its inception. Participation isn't limited to the hundreds of performers on the stage; the entire audience is also encouraged to join in the fun by singing along. While the opera is based on the Old Testament, its empowering story of one nation's struggle for freedom has universal appeal, and people of all beliefs and backgrounds are encouraged to participate and attend.

Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available online at LAOpera.org/Moses. There is a $1 handling fee per order and a four-ticket limit per household, subject to availability.

More information is available at LAOpera.org/Moses.

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In addition to its mainstage performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the company explores unusual repertoire each season through the LA Opera Off Grand initiative, featuring performances in a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles. The LA Opera Connects initiative offers a robust variety of educational programming and community engagement offerings that reaches people throughout every corner of Los Angeles County. The company also offers a multitude of online content via its LA Opera On Now digital offerings, which launched in 2020. Learn more at LAOpera.org.

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

Special support also received from the
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Mrs. Joseph A. Saunders

Piano graciously provided by
Yamaha, Official Piano of LA Opera

LA Opera’s 2022/23 season is generously underwritten by
GRoW @ Annenberg

LA Opera is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community.