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
- - October 12-20 The Light in the Piazza | A helicopter mom with a disabled daughter struggles with letting go
- - October 25-31 Psycho | Just in time for Halloween and in the perfect setting
- - February 1-23 Eurydice | Man goes into underworld to rescue wife, but she didn't need rescuing
- - May 1-3 Angel’s Bone | Pulitzer Prize winner about human trafficking
They sound intriguing because they are, in fact, intriguing.
You can attend one or two or treat yourself to a package of all four.
Contemporary Opera Packages will go on sale on April 29th.
To sign up to receive more information about the Contemporary Opera Package click here
Contemporary Package holders receive first choice seats (behind Full and Select Season Subscribers), before tickets go on sale to the public.
PRIORITY PURCHASING FOR PRESENTATIONS
2018/19 package holders receive priority purchasing (and seating) for operas inculuding all main stage operas like Don Carlo, Hansel and Gretel, The Clemency of Titus, El Gato Montes, and La Traviata.
Change of plans? 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).**
If you can’t attend a performance, you may donate your ticket back to LA Opera for a tax-deductible donation.***
EASY PAYMENT PLANS
Spread your payments out anyway you like. To set up a payment plan, please place your package order by phone. Contact the Box Office at 213.972.8001 Monday through Saturday, from 10:00am - 6:00pm (PST).
SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS CLUB CARD
Good for discounts at area hotels, restaurants and more! (Valid September 2018 - June 2019)
*Base prices are locked in before tickets go on sale to the public on June 15, 2018 after which single performance and DYO tickets will vary according to market demand and may increase.
**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.