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Sounds like a great idea to us! What do you think, @MusicCenterLA? Fun fact: The Academy Awards were held at the DCP from 1969-1987 and then alternated with @ShrineLA from 1988-2001. twitter.com/latimes/status…
In Jeremy Frank's (@operavocalcoach) brand-new #LAOperaOnNow episode of “Opera Happy Hour,” he and @AshTheTenor aim to answer the age-old question: What’s the difference between musical theater and opera? Tune in on Facebook and YouTube TODAY at 4PM PT.
Over the weekend, "Saturday Mornings at the Opera" went virtual with appearances from Mr. Puccini and craft projects that delighted our youngest opera fans. Make sure your little ones don’t miss out on the next session on May 27. Register here: bit.ly/3ubjt3r
Fall in love with “The Anonymous Lover” all over again. You can re-watch our world premiere of Joseph Bologne’s magnum opus on Marquee TV starting today. Sign up and claim your 50% off subscription here: bit.ly/3fjUtm3
PREMIERING NOW Our newest #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short, "Brown Sounds," a joyous celebration of Black art, Black bodies and Black consciousness starring @raehannbd and Lateef Williams. Watch now on Facebook: bit.ly/3w5hbnW Watch now on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=22OR3y…
Enter the Garden of Eden and be serenaded by “Brown Sounds,” our newest #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short. This celebration of Black culture created by an all-Black team, including @raehannbd, Lateef Williams, @AyannaWJ, @Adonis_J_ and Allan Virgo, premieres tomorrow at 11AM PT.
.@MusicCenterLA has just become the first performing arts organization in the country to receive a UL "healthy building" verification. In other words: This is a big step (of many) to ensure a safe return to live performance. Read more 👇latimes.com/entertainment-…r
Ahead of our #LAOperaOnNow premiere of "Brown Sounds" this Friday, March 26, learn about the origins of this stunning and important piece from @raehannbd, who not only lends her voice to the work but is also the mastermind behind the entire project. laopera.org/discover/la-op…
Dive even deeper into the entrancing world of “Breaking the Waves” with this week’s episode of “Behind the Curtain,” featuring Beth Morrison (@BMPOPERA), @rvavrek and @missymazzoli in conversation with LA Opera's Joshua Winograde. Listen here: bit.ly/2P47Koj
This time two years ago, we were basking in the absolute glory that was Mozart’s “The Clemency of Titus,” starring @travlingtenor, @JanaiBrugger, Guanqun Yu, @egdeshong, Taylor Raven and James Creswell. What are some of your favorite memories from this show-stopping production?
Together with @OperaPhila, our #LAOperaOnNow stream of @missymazzoli and @rvavrek's “Breaking the Waves” is available on demand NOW through April 12. Directed by @jamesdarrah, experience this unforgettable master work from the comfort of your home: laopera.org/waves
✨Coming soon ✨ Our new #LAOperaOnNow “Signature Recital Series" showcases exclusive performances from five of opera's biggest stars: @travlingtenor, @jnaibmezzo, @HeldenMommy, @_JuliaBullock and @MezzoGraham. Get your ticket for all five recitals: laopera.org/signature.
Today we celebrate the man, the myth, the legend: Maestro @JamesJConlon 🎉 Reply with your birthday messages for our beloved Music Director below.1
Fancy a virtual vacation to the Scottish Highlands? Presented with @OperaPhila, our #LAOperaOnNow digital stream of @missymazzoli's “Breaking the Waves” sets off this Friday, March 19, at 5PM PT. Register here: laopera.org/waves 📷: Nicholas Korkos - Opera PhiladelphiaF
Raehann Bryce-Davis makes her virtual return in a new #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short, “Brown Sounds.” This musically and visually lush film, which comes from Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Jérémy Adonis and Lateef Williams, premieres on Facebook and YouTube on March 26 at 11AM PT.
Sending congrats and virtual hugs to our dear friends @AngelJoyBlue, @freddiesgone, @LaMoooore and @jnaibmezzo on their GRAMMY wins last night. Celebrating excellence within this art form, especially on such a global stage, truly never gets old ✨ twitter.com/OperawireNews/…
Today we celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg - former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, champion of women’s rights and lifelong opera lover - with a special edition of “Behind the Curtain." Recorded in 2006, learn about her first memories of opera & art: bit.ly/30DOAYx
Celebrations of Women's History Month continue with a new guest blog post from @kbrownmonte of @ColburnSchool. In her piece, Kristi spotlights a few (of the many) women in opera who are choosing to challenge the status quo of this beloved art form. laopera.org/discover/la-op…
Access to this groundbreaking opera from the brilliant minds of @missymazzoli, @rvavrek and @jamesdarrah starts for LAO subscribers tonight ✨ Not a subscriber? Don't fret: Viewing opens for the public a week from today. Stay tuned 👀twitter.com/OperaPhila/sta…k
Tyshawn Sorey's #LAOperaOnNow Digital Short, "Death," is reborn with a new partnership with @zeitge_ist. Directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Nadia Hallgren, check out this moving tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar at bit.ly/3vbRQs8.
L.A. Opera launches an award for gifted singers. Five winners split $50,000 latimes.com/entertainment-…
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LA Opera Board Chairman Marc Stern and his wife Eva have established the Eva & Marc Stern Artist Award to celebrate singers dear to LAO. Hear from Marc and the first winners, @AngelJoyBlue, @JanaiBrugger, @colclough_craig, @iamjoshguerrero & @kate_mezzo. youtu.be/h7JGs2Ri89c
Today marks 1 year since our last staged performance and we still can't imagine having gone out with a bigger bang than with “Roberto Devereux.” Thank you for your support as we've pivoted to bringing you opera in new ways, and we can't wait to welcome you back. 📷: Cory Weaverc
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all women across opera who help keep this art form alive - from singers, composers, conductors and musicians to stage managers, technicians, costume designers & more, opera would not exist without the women who bring our favorite stories to life.
For the next installment of ‘The Sitdown with LB,’ I am going to be talking to Casting Directors! I will be joined by Diane Zola from the @MetOpera and Joshua Winograde from @LAOpera! Join us on Facebook Live tomorrow night at 8PM ET!
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Today we celebrate the 100th birthday of Julius Rudel, one of opera’s most iconic conductors. Throughout his career, he led 7,000 performances, including 3 guest appearances at LAO, and a repertoire of over 175 works. Join us in wishing Mr. Rudel a happy birthday! #Rudel100
We're all familiar with the power of opera to heal our spirits and now it's is being harnessed to physically heal COVID-19 patients. Bravi to @E_N_O for their ongoing work to help their community during these difficult times 👏nytimes.com/2021/02/16/art…W
Awards season is in full swing, including in opera ✨ Save the date for the @OPERANEWS Awards, taking place on April 18. @Brownleetenor will be recognized as a 2021 honoree and the show will feature performances from some of your faves. Learn more: bit.ly/3bmjwmt
Now this is what we call a throwback 💛twitter.com/SavageTenorJI/…J
❗️Russell Thomas alert❗️ LA Opera's newest Artist in Residence, @travlingtenor, recently sat down with @SpecNews1SoCal to talk all things opera, accessibility for the arts and his plans for this position. Click👇 to watch the interview.spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/soc…o
On this day in 1875, Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” premiered in Paris, though it wasn't largely successful until it was performed stateside at the Met in 1885. This tragic tale has appeared on our stage over 6 seasons, most recently starring @anamariasoprano in 2017. 📸: Ken HowardZ
*Adds the entire list to our Spotify queue.* twitter.com/nytimesarts/st…
Start celebrations of #womenshistorymonth with a brand-new "Behind the Curtain" episode featuring an inspiring conversation between four groundbreaking composers: Juhi Bansal, @GabrielaLFrank, Nia Imani Franklin and @Laura_Karpman. Listen now: bit.ly/3uNN1VE
Raise your hand if you think of Bugs Bunny every time you hear “Barber of Seville” ✋ Take a scroll through these classical music blasts from the past, we bet there are some you haven’t seen before. twitter.com/NonsenseIsland…
That feeling when we hit March 2021 only to realize we still haven’t completely processed March 2020. 📸: Cory Weaverx
Our dear friends Nathan Granner & @orsonvangay, (and a cameo from Jamie Chamberlin !) joined forces for an entertaining & fiery rendition of “Ah vieni, nel tuo sangue” from Rossini’s “Otello”. Check out this vaccine-inspired version of the opera classic: youtube.com/watch?v=2q2Hr3…
Meet LA Opera’s Interim Costume Director, Jeannique Prospere, who in the past 15 years has helped create some of the most memorable costumes to appear on our stage, including "Akhnaten," "La Bohème" and "Candide." Learn more about her incredible work: bit.ly/3rc3y3q
LAO Artist in Residence @travlingtenor is live NOW on the season finale of @AngelJoyBlue's "Faithful Friday." Tune in on Facebook: fb.watch/3UVf2RyLSV/
Reminiscing this time 5 years ago when Barrie Kosky’s production “The Magic Flute” made its second run on the DCP stage. Check out how the infamous projection wall was constructed, which required some artists to sing several feet above the stage (not for the faint of heart!).
Finish your February on a high note as Artist in Residence @travlingtenor joins @AngelJoyBlue for a special episode of her program, “Faithful Fridays.” Tune in on Facebook this Fri., Feb. 26, at 9AM PT/12PM ET to catch a riveting conversation between these operatic all-stars.
Looks like we have our weekend hiking plans in order ✔️ Congrats to @EPinkCocaCola on this awesome activation. latimes.com/entertainment-…
Join Jeremy Frank NOW for a brand new #LAOperaOnNow episode of “Opera Happy Hour,” featuring Katherine & Michael Powers, Robert Stahley, and Ashley Fabian diving into Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet.” Facebook: bit.ly/3dGAXzq Instagram: youtu.be/sbB4X8U4Gi4
Coming soon: Together with @OperaPhila, @missymazzoli and @rvavrek's groundbreaking opera “Breaking the Waves" will take the #LAOperaOnNow digital stage, starting on 3/12 for subscribers and 3/19 for the public. Register here: laopera.org/waves 📸: Dominic M. MercierG
The season of love continues tomorrow with a new #LAOperaOnNow episode of “Opera Happy Hour” about the world’s most famous couple: Romeo & Juliet. @operavocalcoach will be joined by @OperaKat on Facebook & YouTube at 4PM PT for a mixology lesson and a Shakespeare deep dive.
Saturday Mornings at the Opera with LAO Connects is going digital this spring, starting with a stream of “The Prospector” and live art workshops on March 27. Register by March 1 to receive an arts & crafts package for your little opera fans: laopera.org/smo.
A huge congrats to our dear friend @jamesdarrah for his new role as @LongBeachOpera's artistic director and chief creative officer. We can't wait to see what comes out of this all-star partnership ✨ latimes.com/entertainment-…
In this week’s staff spotlight, get to know LAO Interactive Designer, Terrance Ellis, our video, graphic, and technological guru who plays a huge role in taking opera on our stage to your screens: bit.ly/3k6rRNL
"All that's left is an empty stage" - but not forever. Bravi to everyone at @BRB for this touching tribute that has us feeling all the feels 💛youtube.com/watch?v=su_6eH…y
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