Saturday, November 7 from 9am-3pm

We have a new favorite opera: The Anonymous Lover by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges - a contemporary of Mozart and one of the first Black classical composers known to history. Explore this newly (re)discovered operatic jewel with us. The day will feature conversations with the production's conductor, James Conlon, stage director Bruce Lemon, Jr., dramaturg Dr. Ariane Helou and more. Get the inside scoop on this charming 1780 chamber opera before its LA Opera premiere on November 14.

Things to know:

  • Registration is $20 per person
  • Part of the Opera for Educators series, this seminar is provided safely via an LA Opera Zoom invitation. 
  • Audience members can join via computer or telephone

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** If you have registered for the event and need assistance on the day of, please email Andréa Fuentes at **

Bruce LemonBruce Lemon, Jr. Layer 8Dr. Ariane Helou james conlon BW 400x400James Conlon (photo by Bonnie Perkinson)

Other presenters include:
Muriel McClendon, Associate Professor of History, UCLA
Jeremy Frank, Associate Chorus Master, LA Opera
Mitchell Morris, Chair and Professor of Musicology, UCLA
Jennifer L. Palmer, Associate Professor of History, University of Georgia
Tiffany Kuo, Professor of Music History and Literature, Colburn Convervatory
Colburn Conservatory Students

Production made possible with generous support from the Colburn Foundation
Generous Support for LA Opera Professional Development Programs from Susan Zolla, in Memory of Edward M. Zolla