Our stage might be dark this fall, but your computer screens don't have to be. Even though our productions of Il Trovatore, Tannhäuser, Cinderella and Get Out have been postponed, we still have a few ways to satisfy your opera cravings while we wait to open our doors again this spring.
Watch the video below from our President and CEO Christopher Koelsch to hear about our updated season.
These exciting offerings will feature tons of artists you love and introduce you to some new (to LAO) faces, all while working within the confines of current health restrictions this fall. We have some more details on these new operatic endeavors for you:
- The Anonymous Lover: We will be presenting the company premiere of the 1780 opera by French composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, under the baton of Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon, which you will be able to stream online for free as a subscriber.
- Digital Shorts: Consisting of short works from some of today’s most sought after opera composers (including Du Yun, Gabriela Lena Frank, Tamar-kali, Missy Mazzoli, Tyshawn Sorey, Matthew Aucoin and David Lang) paired with talented visual artists such as independent filmmakers, animators and choreographers. The individual projects will vary in length and content ranging from animated features to entirely new works and interpretations.
- 35th Anniversary Gala, A Virtual Celebration: On October 15, fans and supporters of LA Opera will gather across the country virtually to commemorate the company’s 35th anniversary. The digital gala will feature appearances of opera's biggest stars as we all collectively reflect on the company’s history and the future ahead. The LA Opera Orchestra under the baton of James Conlon and the LA Opera Chorus led by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon will also join the celebration with carefully curated virtual performances. Tickets will be available to the public and all proceeds will support the LA Opera Relief Fund. The company and our artists are relying on this support, for, without ticket revenue, contributions are our only source of income. We want to ensure the company can return with its rich artistic resources intact when we can once again perform before a live audience.