At LA Opera, we believe that a person is never too young or too old for great stories set to gorgeous music. Thanks to our Education and Community Engagement programs, we are able to offer an array of family programs that make opera performances accessible to all ages. Take a look below at the family programs we have planned for the 2018/19 season as we strive to create your family’s greatest memories!
Domingo Family Pricing Program
We offer half-price tickets to all performance for children 9-17. (Note: Family pricing is only available by phone at 213.972.8001.) Our base pricing makes opera a reasonable option – even before the family pricing, actually. The lowest price for tickets varies. Click here for a link to our 2018/19 season.
SUBSCRIBERS: Did you know that you can add the Family Package to your season subscription at a reduced rate? Contact the Box Office at 213.972.8001 today!
Domingo Family Days
Each season, we identify shows that are most appropriate for families with kids and create special programming to extend the day’s activities. We host dance lessons, crafting, art exhibits and many more. In the 2018/19 season, those days are:
Hansel and Gretel – Nov. 25 and Dec. 9, 2018
El Gato Montes: The Wildcat – May 19, 2019
We also have several terrific ways to introduce kids to opera. Saturday Mornings at the Opera is one such program. These are hour-long interactive performances geared toward the youngest opera fans in the making. In the coming season, we’ll host two shows at our home in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the spring:
The Magic Dream: Feb. 2, 2019
German Opera Tales: May 4, 2019
We also travel these shows to libraries across the county of Los Angeles in partnership with the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
Each year we stage an opera at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels performed by our community – adults and children alongside professional opera singers and musicians. Performances are free to the public. Past operas have included Noah’s Flood, Judas Maccabaeus and The Festival Play of Daniel, all under the baton of James Conlon. The dates for our 2018/19 Community Opera (production is TBD) are March 22 and 23, 2019.
Annual Live Simulcast
In addition, each year we broadcast one of our operas live to locations across the city. This year, it will be Verdi’s Don Carlo at El Cariso Community Regional Park in Sylmar on Sept. 22, 2018. We invite the community for this free outdoor event to experience opera under the stars. Click here for more information about the event. And stay tuned as we announced more locations for our annual simulcast!
For more information about our programs tailored for families, click here.LA Opera is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the greater good.