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After centuries of neglect, Joseph Bologne–the multi-talented composer behind "The Anonymous Lover"–is anonymous no more. Learn all about Bologne with @JamesJConlon and watch our #LAOperaOnNow production of this operatic jewel, now on @MarqueeArtsTV. youtube.com/watch?v=1lZbDy…
#TBT to summer in Firenze with @DoveCameron during our 2019 run of "The Light in the Piazza." Did you know Dove and our dear friend @KChenoweth have a new musical show on AppleTV called "Schmigadoon?" Check it out to get your classic musical theater fix 🎵 📸: Craig T. Matthe6O
After surviving a near-fatal case of COVID-19, Jeff Sweat had to relearn how to breathe & speak. Together w/@UCLAHealth, Jeff & other recovering patients are learning singing techniques from @SongbirdNani to restore their voices. Watch on @InsideEdition: insideedition.com/how-singing-op…
"Singing helps me connect. Breathing to a purpose. It gave me reason to learn how to breathe again." Modeled after @E_N_O's program, LA Opera and @UCLAHealth came together (thanks to @RondiCharleston) to help patients sing their way to Covid recovery. cnn.com/2021/07/18/us/…
That feeling when you missed our #LAOperaOnNow presentation of “Oedipus Rex.” This is your last chance to experience this cinematic masterpiece starring @stephenfry, @travlingtenor, @jnaibmezzo, @MorrisDRobinson, John Relyea & Robert Stahley. Get access: laopera.org/Oedipus
For @duYun, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, writer and narrator behind “The Zolle Suite,” this entrancing #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short is an exploration of mortality, identity and belonging. Hear from Du Yun herself all about this moving piece: youtu.be/UIuc-Nwmd7w
Maestro @JamesJConlon has all the pre-show knowledge you need before diving into "Oedipus Rex," Stravinsky's intricate and dramatic world. You only have until July 18 to catch this operatic masterpiece - get access at laopera.org/oedipus. youtube.com/watch?v=hxa5Oh…
The dire opening of “Oedipus Rex,” performed by the @LAOpera recently, should have felt chilling. @alexrossmusic’s reaction was joy, he writes: “To hear such big sound after long silence brought me back to my first encounters with full orchestras.” nyer.cm/8RLuzlR
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"Music can be a deeply life-affirming passion for anybody." - @JamesJConlon Our maestro recently paid a visit to the (stunning) @ThomasMannHouse to discuss the connection between fear, freedom and his pursuit to revive suppressed music. Check it out 👇youtube.com/watch?v=WTtA8d…F
PREMIERING NOW: Get swept up in @duYun's compelling #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short, "The Zolle Suite." Performed by @ScopesMonkeys and @IntContemporary, plus narrated by Du Yun herself, let your mind roam free and prepare to be blown away. youtube.com/watch?v=q0nlwA…
Tomorrow marks the final #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short premiere of the summer, and we couldn’t imagine a better film than @duYun’s “The Zolle Suite.” This entrancing journey, performed by @ScopesMonkeys and @IntContemporary, makes its entrance on Facebook and YouTube at 11AM PT.
Here's some opera trivia: In 1881, Gustav Mahler (whose 161st birthday is today) conducted his first-full scale opera at the Landestheater in Laibach. The opera in question? Our 2021/22 season opener, "Il Trovatore." Talk about timeless. 📷: Alain Hanel, Opera de Monte Carlo6
Did you know “The Zolle Suite” is a global endeavor? Each movement features visuals from animators hailing from Canada, Austria and Norway. Tune in on Friday, July 9, at 11AM PT to see how @duYun & Ron Diamond of @AcmeFilmworks unite these artists in this new Digital Short.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Fourth of July filled with friends, family, fireworks and plenty of music 🎆E
Meet @ManualCinema: The Emmy-winning shadow puppeteers and animators who brought the drama of "Oedipus Rex" to life in our #LAOperaOnNow cinematic stream. Learn all about the puppet-making process and watch “Oedipus Rex” on our website now-July 17. youtube.com/watch?v=xgZUQn…
Summer vacation but make it opera ☀️🌊 Throwing it back to the opening scene of "Eurydice," which brought beach fun to the DCP in the middle of winter (although, is there ever really winter in LA?). Wishing you all a fun-filled and safe holiday weekend! 📷: Cory WeaveyJ
While #PrideMonth2021 is coming to a close, there’s no limit to celebrations of LGBTQ+ singers & artists. Get to know 18 amazing performers (including a few members of the LAO family) who are making their distinctive and invaluable mark on our art form. classicfm.com/discover-music…
What a day for celebrations! Sending a huge congrats to longtime member of the LA Opera Connects family, Khori Dastoor, who has just been named @HouGrandOpera's new general director and CEO. twitter.com/HouGrandOpera/…
Congratulations and welcome to the inaugural cohort 🎉�twitter.com/ohhclinton/sta…4y
Memory and reality blur in our newest (entrancing) #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short, “The Zolle Suite." Premiering on Facebook & YouTube on July 9 at 11AM PT, this moving piece unites composer @duYun with producer Ron Diamond, and features @ScopesMonkeys & @IntContemporary.
Time is running out to experience the excellence of our #LAOperaOnNow Signature Recital Series. You have until Thurs., July 1, to (binge-)watch five performances from some of opera’s brightest stars. Don’t have your all-access pass yet? Get your ticket at laopera.org/signature
The first session of LA Opera Connects and @UCLAHealth's COVID rehabilitation program is underway & already helping patients rediscover their voices. Learn how this initiative, led by Rondi Charleston, uses classical music techniques to empower and heal. connect.uclahealth.org/2021/06/21/cov…
Start your weekend with a musical getaway as @Gabi_Flores and Jorge Oscar Gonzalez treat us to a fabulous recital celebrating Spanish (and Spanish-inspired) music. Presented with @spain, join us on Facebook and YouTube tonight at 5PM PT for a program of unforgettable songs.
Opera has endured the unimaginable and a pandemic proved no exception. Through it all our song prevailed, ringing stronger than before. After so long away from our theater, it’s time to sing our song together again. Hear our journey, as told by the incredible @ImAngelaBassett.
Fancy a vacation without having to leave your living room? Thanks to @spain, you can experience the art & songs of Spanish-speaking countries with a rousing recital from @Gabi_Flores and Jorge Oscar González. Be sure to tune in on Facebook & YouTube Friday, June 25, at 5PM PT.
❗️Calling all @JamesJConlon fans ❗️ Learn everything you’d ever want to know about our beloved Maestro’s (historic) career – from Paris to LA to his “Recovered Voices” initiative – in a new profile by @SFCV. sfcv.org/articles/featu…
The dire opening of “Oedipus Rex,” performed by the @LAOpera recently, should have felt chilling. @alexrossmusic’s reaction was joy, he writes: “To hear such big sound after long silence brought me back to my first encounters with full orchestras.” nyer.cm/qHUNKGM
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In this week's @NewYorker, a column about Oedipus Rex at @LAOpera and Les Enfants Terribles at @LongBeachOpera. newyorker.com/magazine/2021/…
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While some onstage dads are just plain evil, there are fathers who have their children’s bests interests at heart. Things may have not turned out in Rigoletto and Giorgio Germont's favor, but you can’t deny they wanted the world for their kids. 📷: Karen Almond & Robert MillardK
Today marks the day (2+ years after the Emancipation Proclamation) when enslaved people in the US were finally freed. In the spirit of Juneteenth, please enjoy this stunning rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” w/@jnaibmezzo, @Harpista & @ThatViolaKid youtu.be/IrefCth6m_U
Pride Month is underway, and who better to help us celebrate than @GMCLA? Tune in on Monday, June 20, as they take over our Instagram for what’s bound to be a fun and exciting day.
Need an epic soundtrack to your weekend? We've got you covered. LA Opera “On Air” w/@ClassicalKUSC returns tomorrow, June 19, with our 2019 production of “The Clemency of Titus.” Tune in at 10AM PT to catch this unforgettable opera, conducted by @JamesJConlon. 📷: Cory Weaverc
Drama, betrayal, prophecy – all the ingredients of a hair-raising opera. Our #LAOperaOnNow production of “Oedipus Rex” is available to stream on our website now-July 18. Immerse yourself in Stravinsky’s dark (but incredible) masterpiece, performed by some of the best in the biz.
Before access to our #LAOperaOnNow production of "Oedipus Rex" opens at 5PM PT tonight, hear directly from our cast and crew about the Hollywood magic that made this cinematic feat possible. Don’t have your ticket yet? Head to laopera.org/Oedipus. youtube.com/watch?v=-37UkA…
Step into Stravinsky’s stunning (and twisted) world with our #LAOperaOnNow presentation of “Oedipus Rex," starring @stephenfry, @jnaibmezzo, @MorrisDRobinson, John Relyea and Robert Stahley. Access opens tomorrow at 5PM PT - get your free ticket at laopera.org/oedipus.
Join us June 17-July 18 for the FREE virtual performance of Oedipus Rex, our collaboration with the @LAOpera! We created some really epic (re: opera) projections to accompany the musical performance and we can't wait to share them with you! More info: bit.ly/3iNaK4H
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Time is running out to revel in our #LAOperaOnNow Signature Recital Series. Here's a sneak peak of the outstanding performances from @travlingtenor, @MezzoGraham, @HeldenMommy, @_JuliaBullock and @jnaibmezzo, available now to July 1. Get access: laopera.org/signature.
Curious as to how we achieved our return to the DCP? LA Opera's President and CEO Christopher Koelsch sat down with F. Paul Driscoll in @OPERANEWS' newest ep of "Sight Lines" to talk all things "Oedipus Rex" and opera's post-pandemic future. Watch here: bit.ly/3vqDZNF
Start your weekend on a literal high note with "Songs of Protest," the newest installment of our LA Opera "After Hours" series with @travlingtenor, streaming NOW. Watch on Facebook: bit.ly/3cAupBb Watch on YouTube: youtu.be/RuLKdxcC_38
Before tonight's premiere of “Songs of Protest,” give a listen to a new episode of “Behind the Curtain” featuring @travlingtenor, @BranDIeVA & Justin Austin in conversation with Dr. Shana Redmond. ⁠ Be sure to tune in on Facebook & YouTube at 5PM PT: bit.ly/2TUxjKp
After Hours returns with “Songs of Protest,” a recital hosted by @travlingtenor that celebrates incredible music that galvanizes social justice. Join us on Facebook & YouTube tomorrow at 5PM PT to catch this all-star lineup of artists perform a moving program of iconic songs.
Meet @SongbirdNani: A beloved member of the LAO Connects family who, after personally experiencing the power music has to heal the body & soul, channels her knowledge and talent to help others on their road to recovery. Read her story 👇bit.ly/3g6Njlm3
Thank you, @AbbeyRoad, for lending us your (legendary) space 💛twitter.com/AbbeyRoad/stat…z
"After Hours" returns with “Songs of Protest,” a tribute to music's most iconic heroes, curated by @travlingtenor and performed by @BranDIeVA, Justin Austin, @DamienSneed, Jonathan Barber and @michaelolatuja. Be sure to tune in on Facebook & YouTube Fri., June 11, at 5PM PT.
"It has taken well over a year for opera in America to finally come in from the cold." Click below to read more about yesterday's performance of "Oedipus Rex," and the triumphant return of in-person opera, from @latimesent. latimes.com/entertainment-…
And just like that, live opera has finally made its return to Los Angeles. Thank you to those who came to #LAOOedipus and celebrated the joys of in-person performance with us. If you weren’t able to get a ticket to today’s concert, stay tuned for details about a digital version.
We're loving the coordinating masks 🤩#LAOOedipusstwitter.com/nikroybal/stat…C
We are so saddened to share the loss of longtime LAO stagehand and family member, Mikey Guzman. We will hold his memory close to our hearts throughout today’s performance and send our deepest condolences to his loved ones.
The calm before the (end of a year and a half-long) storm. We're counting down the minutes until we welcome you back into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for #LAOOedipus. Be sure to follow along on our Facebook and Instagram Stories to catch the behind-the-scenes action.
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