(Los Angeles) August 13, 2020 — During its hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO At Home.
Here's what's on tap for the week to come.
Tuesday, August 18, at 4pm PDT — Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)Music lovers stuck at home these days can join Jeremy Frank at the piano for a vacation edition of Opera Happy Hour, a virtual journey to some of opera's most exotic locations.
Wednesday, August 19, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Bass-baritone Philip Cokorinos has been a mainstay at LA Opera since 2007, with memorable appearances as Benoit/Alcindoro in La Boheme, the Sacristan in Tosca and Suleyman Pasha in The Ghosts of Versailles. His online recital with pianist David Holkeboer shows a completely different side of his artistry, with songs by Schubert, Brahms and Cole Porter.
Friday, August 21, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Tenor Andrew Owens makes his virtual company debut, joined by pianist Chris Reynolds and flautist Jessica Warren, in a program of Italian romances and songs made famous by Mario Lanza.
To access all of these programs and to learn more about current and future programming, please visit LAOpera.org/AtHome.
About LAO 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. LAO 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 (just one of many family and school programs offered), "Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)" opportunities for opera lovers of any experience level to dive deeper into the art form, "From the Vault" audio-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. As LA Opera awaits its cue to return to the stage with world-class productions in person, the company is offering a multitude of opera content including live recitals, opera broadcasts and learning opportunities via its LA Opera At Home digital offerings, accumulating over 630,000 views since its launch on March 17, 2020. 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.
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