(Los Angeles) April 11, 2020 — During its unplanned 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 next week.
Monday, April 13, at 7pm PDT — Living Room Recital: Special EditionWith the kids at home and restless during these stressful times, a lot of us (both young and old) are having a hard time getting enough sleep. Many singers are parents too. We invited some of LAO's favorites — including Morris Robinson, Janai Brugger, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Erin Morley — to show us what they're doing to soothe their young ones at bedtime, with this special lullaby edition of Living Room Recitals.
Tuesday, April 14, at 5:30pm PDT — Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)
Jeremy Frank, the company's Associate Chorus Master, is back for another Opera Happy Hour. Pour yourself a glass of something nice (or whatever you have on hand) and settle in for a virtual gathering of operatic proportions.
Wednesday, April 15, at 5pm PDT — From the VaultAn audio-only livestream of LAO's 2019 production of La Bohème, featuring Saimir Pirgu and Marina Costa-Jackson and conducted by James Conlon.
Thursday, April 16, at 3pm PDT — Living Room RecitalLet Will Liverman's beautiful baritone voice travel from his home to yours and get a taste of what to expect when he takes the stage as Leporello in Don Giovanni next season.
To access all of these programs, and to learn more about current and future programming, please visit LAOpera.org/LAOatHome.
About LAO at Home
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, "From the Vault" audio-streams of mainstage LAO performances, and "Backstage at LAO" features taking 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. Once this crisis has passed, our community will need the communal and curative power of opera more than ever. LA Opera is grateful to its supporters for helping to ensure that the company has the resources needed to get through this unprecedented period. Those wanting to support LA Opera can go to www.laopera.org/donate.
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