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Production Stage Manager Lyla Forlani

Production Stage Manager Lyla Forlani

“I may not be an expert at every single detail, but I’m involved in every single thing that goes on, and that’s incredibly rewarding.”

Wrap your brain around this amazing little factoid: While many opera companies have Production Stage Managers, only very few, as in less than 20 in the whole of the U.S., have it as a full-time position instead of seasonal or contractual. LA Opera is one of those twenty and Lyla Forlani is the company’s Production Stage Manager.

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Tom Lady sits on the Executive Committee of the Opera League of Los Angeles and is the editor of BRAVO, the League’s newsletter. By day he works at Yahoo while at night he toils over his own writing projects.

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