(Los Angeles) August 27, 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, September 1, at 2pm PDT — Opera Family TimeIn this episode of Shakespeare Sings, soprano (and Bard superfan) Katherine Powers gets a mini-lesson in Elizabethan history from Shakespeare scholar Lorenzo González, and sings two pieces from Verdi's final masterpiece, Falstaff.
Wednesday, September 2, at 12pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Join bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee (an alumnus of LAO's young artist program), mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein, tenor Chaz'men Williams-Ali and pianist Aurelia Andrews (also a former LAO young artist) for a program of arias, duets and trios.
Friday, September 4, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Members of the company's young artist program perform beloved songs from Golden Age musicals like Show Boat, My Fair Lady and Kismet.
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 670,000 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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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.