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Opera at Expo Park

a live broadcast

LA Opera presents Opera at the Park, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County and by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. CARMEN starring Ana Maria Martinez and conducted by James Conlon, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at Exposition Park, Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Thanks to Los Angeles County's support of an annual simulcast in a different supervisorial district each season, Carmen will be the first Opera in the Park simulcast at Exposition Park, located in the Second District. "I am pleased to bring to the Second Supervisorial District a world-class opera performance in the perfect Southern California outdoor setting for families to enjoy,” said Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas. “Expo Park is where arts, sports, science, history and education all come together, so the LA Opera will be right at home."

This event is FREE to the public and will not be ticketed, but RSVP’s are encouraged for additional information and a free gift on-site. Please arrive early to secure the best seats at the Park as seating is GENERAL ADMISSION.

Doors open at 5:00pm - Live big screen broadcast begins at 7:00pm!  

Running time: approximately three hours and 25 minutes, including two intermissions.

For information about LA Opera's live broadcast at The Santa Monica Pier, please click here.

Para información en español, OPRIMA AQUÍ.

What to bring

to Exposition Park

Bring your own seating: blankets, low lawn seats, and cushions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are also allowed. We suggest you bring CASH for parking and food vendors.

What to leave at home

or in the car

Grilling or cooking is prohibited. Avoid large coolers (handheld coolers are OK, but subject to search). No canopies, tents or sun umbrellas. Guests may not bring alcoholic beverages into the Park.

Sorry, no pets.  Smoking is not permitted in the Park.

Pre-Performance Lecture

Watch Live

Maestro James Conlon shares an entertaining and informative talk about the opera you're about to see.  Or listen live by calling (626) 677-3000, access code 314902#.




For More Information and A Free Gift

Sign up in advance to get important information like parking and traffic notifications, a digital program and a free gift on-site!

Go Metro!

Take the Train

Go Metro to Exposition Park and take the Expo Line to the Expo Park/USC Station, then walk across the street to the South Lawn.  Plan your trip on Metro.net.


at Expo Park

Parking is available in the Visitor Parking structure on Exposition Drive off of Figueroa Street at 523 Exposition Park Drive.  Parking lots are Cash Only and rates will vary.

On The Blog

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