Sing Along with Great Opera Choruses!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sing Carmen? LA Opera is presenting a free concert called Great Opera Choruses on Saturday, April 28th, where you can do just that!

Great Opera Choruses (2014); Photo: Jennifer Babcock

Grant Gershon conducting the audience at Great Opera Choruses (2014); Photo: Jennifer Babcock

Presented at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, the concert (which will feature the acclaimed LA Opera Chorus) will begin with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon rehearsing the audience for their sing-along debuts.  Music will be provided in the program to the three sing-along sections: “Habanera” and the “Toreador Song” from Georges Bizet’s Carmen, and the “Anvil Chorus” from Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

This is not the first time audience members have been invited to sing along with LA Opera artists. For the past ten years, the company has staged free, community operas at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown LA. Each community opera chosen —including most recently Jonah and the Whale — features a sing-along section inviting the audience to participate.

Sing-along sections are a form of communion between artists and audience members. “We are quite literally breathing together,” explains Stacy Brightman, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement. “So much of our life is about being in competition. When you sing with someone in this way, it’s not about winning. Inviting members of the community to sing along with our artists is one of those opportunities, where we can all create together. “

It’s a masterful way for a community to share an opera experience.

For more information or to reserve tickets to Great Opera Choruses, click here.

Special support for Great Opera Choruses is made possible by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

LA Opera is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the greater good.
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4 Responses to Sing Along with Great Opera Choruses!

  1. JUDY CAMPBELL says:

    Link to tickets and info about concert at Valley Performing Center does not work. Please resend when it is functional.
    Thanks.

  2. Kathleen Jenkins says:

    I tried to reserve 2 seats for the Great Opera Choruses on April 28, 2018 but the click here button would not work. Please let me know how I can reserve these seats. I am season subscriber for both LA Opera and the Master Chorale.

  3. Janny Park says:

    This is wonderful community event that I love to participate with my musician friends. I need 8 tickets, but it doesn’t let me click to reserve tickets. Can you help?

  4. Box Office says:

    Hi there. Tickets only available at VPAC’s Ticket Office
    in person or by calling (818) 677-3000

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