(Los Angeles) July 24, 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.
- Saturday, July 25, at 8am PDT — From the Vault
A marathon all-day audio stream of Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen commemorates the ten-year anniversary of the company's first Ring cycle. Conducted by Music Director James Conlon, the Ring cycle will be featured in a back-to-back audio stream of all four operas: Das Rheingold at 8am; Die Walküre at 11am; Siegfried at 3pm; and Götterdämmerung at 7pm.
Tuesday, July 28, at 12pm PDT — Season Update
An update from President and CEO Christopher Koelsch on LA Opera's 2020/21 season (and beyond).
- Thursday, July 30, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
In her virtual company debut, soprano Latonia Moore, a star at the Metropolitan Opera, partners with pianist Roberto Berrocal for the Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin, an aria from Puccini's little known Edgar, and songs by Rachmaninoff and the early 20th-century American composer Wintter Watts.
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. 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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