Yeah, people still write opera. Every day. All over the world.
And some of them are young, too. Also, people of color and women (wouldn’t Beethoven be shocked?). Well, Ludwig, times have changed and so has opera. And we at LA Opera want to bring our audiences the best of both worlds: the old and the new.
What’s the difference? Contemporary artists often write about contemporary topics or approach a traditional topic from a fresh angle. If you were to attend Eurydice, for example, you would recognize the Greek myth, but notice it’s told from a modern woman’s point of view. The style of music can range between melodic to not (called atonal) but is often somewhere in between.
THE CONTEMPORARY OPERAS FOR THIS YEAR ARE (DRUMROLL)
- The Light in the Piazza: A helicopter mom with a disabled daughter struggles with letting go - October 12-20
- Psycho: Just in time for Halloween and in the perfect setting - October 25-31
- Eurydice: Man goes into underworld to rescue wife, but she didn't need rescuing - February 1-23
- Angel’s Bone: Pulitzer Prize winner about human trafficking - May 1 and 3
Interested in all 4 shows? A Contemporary Package is your best bet if you want to:
- Save Money with early-bird pricing (ends May 29)
- Get priority seating
- Receive all the benefits listed below
CONTEMPORARY PACKAGE benefits
THE NOT SO FINE PRINT (BENEFITS EXPLAINED). They're a bit long and boring to read, but great when you get them.
Contemporary Package holders receive first choice seats (behind Full Season Subscribers), before tickets go on sale to the public.
Jump the queue: package holders receive priority purchasing for all mainstage productions and concerts/recitals/Off Grand presentations (like Psycho, Angel's Bone, Javier Camarena in Recital, and Rodelinda in Concert) before they go on sale to the public. This will give you some killer bragging rights with your friends.
Change of plans? Looks like rain? Surprise visit from the in-laws? No problem. You can exchange your tickets into the same section at a different performance of the same opera for only $5 (regularly $25 per ticket).**
You did know that we're a non-profit, right? If you can’t attend a performance, you may donate your ticket back to LA Opera for a tax-deductible donation.***
SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS CLUB CARD
Save on swanky dinners, drinks and overnight stays with great discounts at downtown LA hotels, restaurants and more! (Valid September 2019 – June 2020)
EASY PAYMENT PLANS
We get it - going to lots of opera can add up, but we can help! You can spread your payments out over a couple months. To set up a payment plan, please call the Box Office at 213.972.8001 Monday through Saturday, from 10:00am - 6:00pm (PST).
The actual fine print:
**Exchanges may be subject to seating price increase and are based on availability. Exchanges made less than 48 hours prior to curtain time are subject to a $25 Exchange Fee.
***Ticket donations may be made up until two hours prior to curtain time of that performance. Exceptions are made for sold-out performances.