Come One, Come All To The Opera: Newcomers Welcome

Costume and Wig Demonstration at Newcomer Kick-Off

Costume and Wig Demonstration at Newcomer Kick-Off

Last night, LA Opera opened its doors to hundreds of people excited to learn about opera and see what all the brilliant fuss is about. This Newcomer Event allowed guests a sneak-peak into the world of opera, including a costume and wig exhibit, props demonstration, photo booth, and a tour of the Founders Circle (with a view of the Pagliacci set on stage). After mingling with LA Opera staff and discovering more about our upcoming productions, guests were treated to performances from three of our young artists: Kihun Yoon (currently singing the role of the Notary in Gianni Schicchi), Brenton Ryan (currently singing Beppe in Pagliacci) and Summer Hassan (who’ll appear as the Second Lady in this season’s The Magic Flute).

Kihun Yoon, a second year in the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, sings arias from Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci

Kihun Yoon, a second year baritone in the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, sings arias from Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci

The event kicked off a year of wonderful Newcomer Nights tied to the 2015/2016 Newcomer Package. Each package offers a person new to opera the chance to:

  • Experience three productions throughout the year
  • Learn more about each production at a special pre-show lecture each performance evening
  • Toast the evening with an exclusive intermission reception

To learn more about and purchase a Newcomer Package, click here.

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