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:
Thursday, January 9 from 6:00 to 8:00pm or Sunday, January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00pm
COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE*
Rehearsals held at East LA Performing Arts Magnet (ELAPAM) and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (COLA)
|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
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