LAO at Home events: May 12-15
Additionally, LA Opera on Air radio series on KUSC launches on May 16 with La Bohème

(Los Angeles) May 8, 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.

  • Tuesday, May 12, at 2pm PDT — Opera Family Time / From the Vault
    A kid-friendly opera based on The Barber of Seville, Figaro's American Adventure transports Figaro and his band of sneaky barbers to colonial America. 

  • Wednesday, May 13, at 12pm PDT  —  Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)
    Bass-baritone (and self-described opera obsessive) Nicholas Brownlee hosts Il Triviatore, a brand new quiz game for opera fans of all stripes, from eager newcomers to seasoned aficionados. 
     
  • Thursday, May 14, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
    Bass Morris Robinson, an LA Opera favorite set to return in Il Trovatore and Don Giovanni, is joined by pianist Caren Levine for a program including arias by Mozart and Verdi; songs by Schubert, Wolf, Bernstein and Margaret Bonds; and beloved spirituals.   

  • Friday May 15, at 5pm PDT — Living Room Recital
    This special edition Living Room Recital will be hosted on Discover LA's Facebook and Instagram feeds, featuring two of the company's young artists — soprano Erica Petrocelli and conductor/pianist Louis Lohraseb — in a program of beloved opera arias as well as songs by Strauss and Rachmaninoff.

To access all of these programs, and to learn more about current and future programming, please visit LAOpera.org/LAOatHome.

May 16: New season of LA Opera on Air launches on KUSC
KUSC morning announcer Jennifer Miller hosts the weekly radio broadcast series, returning to Classical KUSC on Saturday, May 16, at 10am. Up first is La Bohème, recorded live in performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 2019. Puccini's beloved heart breaker is conducted by James Conlon, with a cast led by Marina Costa-Jackson and Saimir Pirgu. Listen live on Classical KUSC 91.5 FM or online at KUSC.org.

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. 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 LAOpera.org/donate.

LA Opera Media Contact 
Vanessa Flores Waite
Director of Communications 
vwaite@laopera.org 
213.972.7554

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 Lenore and Richard Wayne. The program was created with funding from the Flora L. Thornton Foundation.