(Los Angeles) May 1, 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 5, at 2pm PDT — Opera Family Time
Soprano Katharine Powers explores the songs that Shakespeare included in many of his plays. In this episode, parents and their young ones can learn about the glorious music inspired by Shakespeare's works.
Wednesday, May 6, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
Earlier this season, Theo Hoffman stole the show as Papageno in The Magic Flute. Catch this fast-rising baritone (a former LAO young artist) in a song recital including works by Schubert, Mahler and Rachmaninov, along with a healthy helping of Sondheim.
Thursday, May 7, at 5pm PDT — From the VaultThe Clemency of Titus was one of last season's biggest hits. If you missed this rarely performed Mozart masterpiece in 2019, here's your chance to experience an illustrated audio stream of that production, featuring an unforgettable star turn from tenor Russell Thomas, conducted by James Conlon.
Friday May 8, at 12PM PDT — Living Room RecitalBaritone Christopher Maltman, last seen at LA Opera as Beaumarchais in The Ghosts of Versailles, had been set to return in June as the conniving Count in The Marriage of Figaro. Now that the season has (prematurely) ended, he'll collaborate with pianist Audrey Saint-Gil for a recital that's heavy on Mozart, including the Count's aria — and Figaro's too.
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 (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.
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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.