We love opera and we love seeing audiences experience the transformative power of opera.
Our dedication to sharing this art form with the entire Los Angeles community brings more than 30 programs into hundreds of neighborhoods across the region and also invites community members to experience opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
LA Opera’s simulcast is one of our newest and most expansive programs, sharing the first opera of the season with thousands of Angelenos — in three diverse geographic locations and all at the same time.
Through the generous commitment of Los Angeles County and the Board of Supervisors, LA Opera will continue its simulcasts on September 23, 2017 with Carmen, live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and with live broadcasts at the Santa Monica Pier and Exposition Park.
Opera at the Beach and Opera in the Park – an annual tradition.
Inaugurated in 2014 at the Santa Monica Pier, audiences at Opera at the Beach sang along to the famous “Drinking Song” from La Traviata. In 2015, they enjoyed a double bill of Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacci. Last year, audiences experienced the high drama of Macbeth in three locations – the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Santa Monica Pier, and South Gate Park. It was our best attended simulcast to date with 3,000 viewing the performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and 4,000 experiencing the grandeur of opera on the big screens in Santa Monica and South Gate.
This year, Los Angeles County and the Board of Supervisors made a special commitment to the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative. LA Opera shares in this vision. The simulcast is one way in which we bring the art form, free of charge, to people across Los Angeles.
We look forward to welcoming many thousands at Santa Monica Pier, Exposition Park, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to experience Carmen, starring Ana María Martínez.LA Opera is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the greater good.