(Los Angeles) September 10, 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. 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 15, at 4pm PDT — Opera Happy Hour
Join host Jeremy Frank at the piano as he explores how some of opera’s best loved tunes have entered today’s popular culture through cinema and animation.
Thursday, September 17, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Soprano Alaysha Fox, a member of the company's young artist program, partners with pianist Brendon Shapiro for an all-American program of art songs by Amy Beach, H.T. Burleigh and Jake Heggie, along with show tunes by Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim.
Friday, September 18, at 10am PDT — Coffee with Conlon
The company's beloved Music Director, James Conlon, hosts an informal morning chat about all things opera, taking on audience questions submitted online.
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 (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" audiostreams 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.