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With your help, we can provide support for the hundreds of artists and staff whose work and livelihood have been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.


The power of opera stems from the fact that nearly every aspect of each and every production is lovingly created by hand, instrument or voice.

With a full orchestra and chorus, stagehands, singers, designers, costumers, technicians and more, each opera we produce employs 300-500 people.

Your gift to the LA Opera Relief Fund today has a special power:

  • To support hundreds of artists and artisans, who have reached over 750,000 community members since March 2020 through our digital platforms, and education and outreach programs.  

  • To support and protect the essential staff and departments of the company that will enable us to return to the stage when the time comes. 

  • To help the company plan for future productions and make long-term commitments to world-renowned artists, as well as make the adaptations necessary to ensure the safety of our artists and audiences. 



Have tickets for a cancelled performance? Please consider donating the cost of your tickets to the LA Opera Relief Fund. Ticket donations are fully tax-deductible and count towards membership in the Friends of LA Opera and Patrons of LA Opera.

To donate your tickets please click the below link or email us at with "Donate My Tickets" in the subject line. 



While our stages are temporarily dark, we have redirected our attention and care to offer the comfort, solace, and joy of opera from the safety of your home. It’s our modest contribution to help our community during this disorienting time. Efforts include:

  • LA Opera On Now which consists of Living Room Recitals, broadcasts of old performances, sing-a-longs for kiddos, or how-to's (for adults) with some of your favorite artists, and more.
  • LA Opera Connects programs that are providing tools for educators and parents who find themselves in the difficult position of having to provide online educational instruction and activities to children and families.
  • LA Opera’s costume shop workers have sewn thousands of face masks to help community members stay safe and healthy.

Your gift today will not only support hundreds of artists but the efforts referenced above.