LA Opera's online events for the week of July 5
(Los Angeles) July 2, 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.
- Tuesday, July 7, at 2pm PDT — Opera Family Time
Gather the whole family together as soprano Jamie Chamberlin and tenor Nathan Granner (along with Esther the opera dog) take us on a virtual trip to the opera in this episode of Sing Out Loud.
Wednesday, July 8, 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.
Thursday, July 9, at 4pm PDT — Living Room Recital
One of the world's foremost tenors, Lawrence Brownlee made his company debut as Tamino in The Magic Flute in 2013. He partners with pianist Myra Huang for a special online recital featuring bel canto arias and songs from Schubert to the present day, including one written for him: Tyshawn Sorey's "Inhale, Exhale."
Saturday, July 11, at 12pm PDT — Living Room Recital
This weekend recital features soprano Guanqun Yu, an artist who has dazzled LA Opera audiences as the Countess (Rosina) in both The Marriage of Figaro and The Ghosts of Versailles, and as Vitellia in The Clemency of Titus.
To access all of these programs, and to learn more about current and future programming, please visit LAOpera.org/AtHome.
LAO At Home's summer programming will include a major musical event: an audio stream of Wagner's epic four-part Der Ring des Nibelungen, conducted by Music Director James Conlon, commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the company's extraordinary first complete presentation of the Ring in 2010. The Ring cycle will be featured in a marathon back-to-back audio stream of all four operas in one day, beginning at 8am on July 25. [Updated with new starting time: 8am]
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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