(Los Angeles) May 29, 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, June 1, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Soprano Angel Blue began her career as a young artist with LA Opera. Today, she's one of opera's most in demand stars. Before her return to Los Angeles as Leonora in Il Trovatore, she treats us to an intimate performance of songs by Strauss, Gershwin and Heggie (and more) with pianist Brian Wagorn.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Wednesday, June 3, at 12pm PDT — Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)
Bass-baritone (and self-described opera obsessive) Nicholas Brownlee hosts Il Triviatore, a lively quiz game for opera fans of all stripes, from eager newcomers to seasoned aficionados.
UPDATE: NEW DAY
Thursday, June 4, at 2pm PDT — Opera Family Time
Soprano Jamie Chamberlin and tenor Nathan Granner (along with Esther the opera dog!) take the whole family on a trip to the opera — virtually, of course.
- Friday, June 5th at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Soprano Erica Petrocelli and pianist Louis Lohraseb (two enormously talented members of the young artist program) perform an intimate recital of exquisite Schumann and Debussy songs.
Sunday, June 7, at 3pm PDT — Great Opera ChorusesThe annual LA Opera Chorus concert at The Soraya may have been cancelled, but that doesn't mean the show can'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. 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
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.
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.