LA Opera's special Halloween-themed online programming for the week of October 26

(Los Angeles) October 22, 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 On Now 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, the first known Black classical composer. Since the launch of the initiative in March, these popular online offerings have accumulated more than 750,000 views to date.

Here's what's on tap for the week to come.

  • Tuesday, October 27, at 4pm PDT — Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)
    Join host Jeremy Frank (LAO's associate chorus master) at the piano, pour yourself something tasty to drink, and enjoy this week's Halloween-themed episode of Opera Happy Hour, for a look at the craziest deaths in opera.

  • Friday, October 30, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
    Tenor Frederick Ballentine (an alumnus of the young artist program) partners with mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and pianist Kunal Lahiry for a Halloween recital featuring songs that are creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky—along with the hair-raising final scene of Carmen.

To access all of these programs and to learn more about current and future programming, please visit

About LA Opera On Now
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 On Now (formerly known as At Home) programming highlights include: "Living Room Recitals" featuring artists performing in their homes; "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 of a world-class opera company.

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

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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.