(Los Angeles) April 3, 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, April 6, at 4pm PDT — Living Room RecitalSoprano Janai Brugger (an LAO favorite, set to return as Zerlina in Don Giovanni) in a live performance with violinist Javier Orman
Tuesday, April 7, at 2pm PDT — Opera Family Time
Livestream of The Prospector, an adaptation of Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West for kids. The whole family can learn about the Gold Rush in operatic fashion together.
Wednesday, April 8, at 4pm PDT — Opera to Learn ByIn a new audio podcast, Music Director James Conlon dives into the operas of two great composers, Debussy and Wagner, and explores how their works influenced each other.
Thursday, April 9, at 4pm PDT — Living Room RecitalSoprano Sylvia D'Eramo and baritone Michael J. Hawk perform some of their favorite songs and arias.
Friday, April 10, at 4pm PDT — Backstage at LAOWe turn a spotlight onto our talented stage crew, without whom the show most definitely wouldn't go on.
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, "From the Vault" audio-streams of mainstage LAO performances, and "Backstage at LAO" features taking 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 www.laopera.org/donate.
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