(Los Angeles) April 24, 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 27, at 4pm PDT — Living Room RecitalMezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, who recently appeared in Eurydice and Roberto Devereux, will be back next season as Azucena in Il Trovatore. But first, catch her in a live performance, with selections including Three Browning Songs by pioneering female composer Amy Beach (1867-1944).
Tuesday, April 28, at 6pm PDT — Opera Happy Hour
Mix up an adult beverage and join Jeremy Frank at the piano for an informal and informative look at all the musical components of opera. This week's episode, "Dance Party," shows how composers use dance to depict character in works like Carmen and Don Giovanni.
Thursday, April 30, at 4pm PDT — Living Room RecitalA standout of the company's young artist program, mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven is looking ahead to two major roles next season: Carmen with Opera San José and Cinderella (La Cenerentola) with Minnesota Opera. She'll give a taste of what's to come in a live online performance also featuring her husband, trumpeter Ryan Raven.
Friday May 1, at 8PM PDT — From the VaultThe Pulitzer Prize-winning Angel's Bone, by composer Du Yun and librettist Royce Vavrek, had been scheduled to have its LA Opera Off Grand premiere on this day at The Broad Stage. Experience a filmed performance of this harrowing work, a modern day parable of human trafficking, thanks to producer Beth Morrison Projects.
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 www.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.