(Los Angeles) September 24, 2020 — While LA Opera awaits its cue to return to live performances onstage, the company has turned to creating an array of online content through the LA Opera At Home initiative, which will soon expand to include a series of exciting new Digital Shorts commissions as well as a November 14 stream of The Anonymous Lover by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Since the launch of LA Opera At Home on March 17, 2020, these popular online offerings have accumulated more than 700,000 views to date.
Here's what's on tap for the week to come.
Tuesday, September 29, at 4pm PDT — Opera Happy Hour
Join host Jeremy Frank (LAO's associate chorus master) at the piano, pour yourself something tasty to drink, and enjoy Tying the (K)not, this week's episode of Opera Happy Hour, for a look at how deception and intrigue ensure that the right pairs of lovebirds end up together at four of opera's most famous weddings.
Thursday, October 1, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven, a recent alumna of the company's young artist program, partners with pianists Jeremy Frank, Nino Sanikidze and Brendon Shapiro for a program of music by African American composers Florence Price, Leslie Adams and Charles Brown, along with songs by Hector Berlioz and Xavier Montsalvatge.
To access all of these programs and to learn more about current and future programming, please visit LAOpera.org/AtHome.
About LA Opera At Home
LA Opera was the first major American opera company to create a weekly schedule of original new online programming to bring opera to audiences during the coronavirus crisis. LA Opera At Home launched on March 17 with the first in a series of live "Living Room Recitals" featuring artists performing in their homes. Other programming highlights include: "Opera Family Time" presentations created specially for families with children to enjoy together; "Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)" opportunities for opera lovers of any experience level to dive deeper into the art form; "From the Vault" streams of earlier performances; and "Backstage at LAO" features that take viewers behind the scenes for a look at what it takes to create world-class opera.
About LA Opera
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, especially given the extraordinary challenges of the time. 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 go to LAOpera.org/donate.
LA Opera Media Contact
Vanessa Flores Waite
Director of Communications
LA Opera is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community.
LA Opera's young artist program is generously underwritten by the Colburn Foundation, Eugene and Marilyn Stein, and Richard and Lenore Wayne.