(Los Angeles) June 19, 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.
Monday, June 22, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Soprano Erica Petrocelli and pianist Louis Lohraseb, both members of the company's young artist program, perform two ravishing song cycles: Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben and Debussy's Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire.
Tuesday, June 23, at 5pm PDT — Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)
Mix up something tasty for this week's Opera Happy Hour, as host Jeremy Frank presents "Verismo Opera and Reality TV," with a deep dive into Pagliacci.
[Update on June 22: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED] Wednesday, June 24, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
A star on all of the world's great opera stages, soprano Ana María Martínez joins pianist Craig Terry for a program of captivating Spanish songs, as well as a performance of the famous "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka (one of her signature roles).
Friday, June 26, at 10am PDT — Backstage at LAO
The company's beloved Music Director, James Conlon, hosts an informal chat, Coffee with Conlon, taking on questions submitted online and discussing all things musical.
Sunday, June 28, at 3pm PDT — Great Opera Choruses
The annual LA Opera Chorus concert at The Soraya may have been cancelled, but that doesn't mean the show won't go on. This family-friendly event moves online for a virtual concert featuring these extraordinary artists, led by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon, with Assistant Chorus Master Jeremy Frank as accompanist and music supervisor.
To access all of these programs, and to learn more about current and future programming, please visit LAOpera.org/LAOatHome.
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 "Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)" opportunities for opera lovers of any experience level to dive deeper into the art form, "Opera Family Time" presentations created specially for families with children to enjoy together (just one of many family and school programs offered), "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. 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, the company is grateful to its supporters for helping to ensure that it has the resources needed to get through this unprecedented period. Those wanting to support LA Opera can go to LAOpera.org/donate.
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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. The program was created with funding from the Flora L. Thornton Foundation.
Great Opera Choruses is made possible with generous support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Additional support from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.