(Los Angeles) May 22, 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 26, at 2pm PDT — Opera Family Time
This week, we feature all things Opera Camp, from highlights of past performances to what's in store for this summer.
Wednesday, May 27, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Baritone Alexander Birch Elliot has garnered praise for his “heated intensity and beguiling timbre of mahogany” (New York Times). Before making his company debut in 2021 as the ill-fated Jan in Breaking the Waves, he'll perform favorite selections of opera, musical theater and the Great American Songbook.
Thursday, May 28, at 4pm PDT — Backstage at LA OperaThe spotlight shines on four members of the LA Opera Orchestra — Roberto Cani, John Walz, Steven Becknell and Hana Kim — who have prepared a performance full of sweet sounds.
Friday, May 29, at 4pm PDT — Living Room RecitalTwo illustrious alumnae of our young artist program, soprano Amanda Woodbury (most recently returning as Micaëla in Carmen) and pianist Aurelia Andrews, are featured in a dazzling program of opera, operetta, art songs and standards.
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
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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 Lenore and Richard Wayne. The program was created with funding from the Flora L. Thornton Foundation.