You're not alone. Thousands come each year for the first time. And we know you are intrigued... or you wouldn't have clicked on this page.

sO WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK?

YOU’RE AFRAID YOU WILL HAVE NO CLUE WHAT’S GOING ON BECAUSE YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN LIKE THE OTHER ATTENDEES, APPARENTLY.

Oh no, no, no—here's their secret: there are subtitles in English so you can follow along.

YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT YOU WOULD WEAR.

Wear what you want. Want to dress up and make a special occasion out of it like our cover girl? Go for it—it will be fun. But you won’t be alone if you dress more casually either. This is LA after all.

YOU’RE WONDERING ABOUT LOGISTICS.

Dining, parking, etc. You’re in luck. Starting in 2019, we will have a beautiful new plaza with lots of seating and dining options (check out the inside front cover). We’ve also made changes to our parking structure to make it easier—although we still encourage you to take advantage of the Metro, Lyft and other transit options.

YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OPERA.

You don’t have to. Really. But if you want to prepare a bit, we think it will enhance your experience even more. We make it easy with podcasts, preshow talks, newcomer events and more.

YOU THINK OPERA TICKETS ARE EXPENSIVE.

They’re not cheap, but they’re cheaper than major concerts or sporting events. Plus, you get a lot for your money. Tickets typically start around $18.

THE EXPERIENCE IN A NUTSHELL:

You put on clothes (please), listen to a podcast on the way to the theater, hang out with other opera-goers in the plaza with a glass of wine, and then take your comfy seat to enjoy beautiful music, costumes and sets and an intriguing story that you follow in the subtitles. When the opera ends, you head home, but with the feeling that you’ve experienced something you’ll never forget.

Did we miss something?

If so, give us a call at 213.972.8001 and we'll be more than happy to answer any question you may have.  We can't wait to see you at the opera.

Are you interested in experiencing an opera performance but perhaps you're a little worried you won't fit in or understand what's going on...

We have a Newcomer package just for you.

The Newcomer Package includes 3 Operas on special Newcomer nights with preshow lectures to walk you through the opera you are about to see and hear and "newbies only" intermission receptions (with free wine of course).
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If you are not quite ready for a 3-opera package or don't want to wait until the 2019/20 season you can join us at an upcoming newcomer night for a taste of what this package offers.

Upcoming Newcomer Nights:
Preshow talks begin at 6:30pm; performances begin at 7:30pm

El Gato Montes: The Wildcat
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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La Traviata
Thursday, June 13, 2019
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