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LA Opera Off Grand

Off Grand

As an organization, we believe in the power of opera and other art to enhance and enrich people’s lives. The collective enjoyment of live opera builds community and adds to our emotional and intellectual well-being. This is true regardless of one’s age or background.

In 2012, LA Opera announced a new initiative to help us support the company’s mission to embody the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles through the art of opera: the Off Grand initiative.

Complementing our existing mainstage opera and educational programming, LA Opera Off Grand encompasses a wide variety of artistic exploration. Our objectives are to serve a broader geographical area, increase the diversity of our audience and expand the range of experiences available to existing audiences.

We invite you to join us in our ongoing exploration of operatic expression.

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2018/19 SEASON EVENTS

Les Talens Lyriques (October 11, 2018, at Zipper Hall)                       
Conducted by its founder, Christophe Rousset, the French chamber ensemble Les Talens Lyriques commemorates the 350th birthday of Francois Couperin with an intimate concert of the Baroque master's works.

Soldier Songs (October 13, 2018, at the Ford Theatres)
A powerful multi-media monodrama for baritone and chamber ensemble, Soldier Songs portrays changing perceptions of war throughout the stages of life. By composer David T. Little with film by Bill Morrison.

Vampyr (October 27-31, 2018, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel)
Composer Joby Talbot creates a new soundtrack, performed live, for Calt Theodor Dreyer's trippy 1932 cinematic thriller.

p r i s m (November 29-December 2, 2018, at REDCAT)
A world premiere by composer Ellen Reid and librettist Roxie Perkins portrays a mother and daughter hiding from the dangers of the outside world...and from a traumatic past.

the loser (February 22-23, 2019, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel)
Baritone Rod Gilfry stars in a West Coast premiere by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang (composer of the 2016 hit anatomy theater). Two piano prodigies experience wildly different reactions when they encounter a rival whose talents far surpass theirs.

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