Every spring, LA Opera invites all passionate and aspiring performers to join us onstage for our Community Opera at the Cathedral.

In eight weeks of rehearsal (nights and weekends), nearly 500 people come together and perform with LA Opera's professional singers and orchestra members, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. And it all happens at the exquisite Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.

This season, LA Opera is reviving its successful production of The Festival Play of Daniel, an inspiring medieval musical drama which tells the beloved Old Testament story of Daniel in the lion’s den. Performances will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on May 8 and 9, 2020.

You don’t have to audition to join the ensemble (but you do need to be 11 or older). Just come ready to challenge yourself, make lifelong friends and have a truly unforgettable experience.

Join us at a required orientation at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on either:
Sunday, January 5 from 1:00 to 3:00pm or Thursday, January 9 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

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COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE*

Rehearsals held at East LA Performing Arts Magnet (ELAPAM) and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (COLA)

DATE REHEARSAL TIME LOCATION
Sunday, March 15, 2020 Community Ensemble Staging Rehearsal #1 1:00-5:00pm ELAPAM
Sunday, March 22 Community Ensemble Staging Rehearsal #2 1:00-5:00pm ELAPAM
Sunday, March 29 Community Ensemble Staging Rehearsal #3 1:00-5:00pm ELAPAM
Sunday, April 5 Community Ensemble Staging Rehearsal #4 1:00-5:00pm ELAPAM
Sunday, April 19 Community Ensemble Staging Rehearsal #5 1:00-5:00pm ELAPAM
Sunday, April 26 Community Ensemble Staging Rehearsal #6 1:00-5:00pm ELAPAM
Saturday, May 2 Principals + Community Ensemble Rehearsal  2:00-6:00pm ELAPAM
Tuesday, May 5 Piano Tech Rehearsal 6:00-9:30pm COLA
Wednesday, May 6 Orchestra Tech Rehearsal #1 6:00-9:30pm COLA
Thursday, May 7 Orchestra Tech Rehearsal #2/Dress Rehearsal 5:00-9:00pm COLA
Friday, May 8 Performance #1 7:30pm COLA
Saturday, May 9 Performance #2 7:30pm COLA

 *Dates, times, and locations may be subject to change

 More information about auditions and tickets will be coming soon. In the meantime, click here to learn more about program eligibility and here to send us an email.

Production made possible with a generous grant from the
Dan Murphy Foundation 

Additional support from
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Saunders