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Take a look at the world premiere of Moses

The world premiere of Henry Mollicone and Shishir Kurup’s Moses, presented through LA Opera and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, was a massive success when it premiered last month (in our humble opinion). Conducted by our very own James Conlon, Moses featured a cast and chorus of nearly 500 from Los Angeles-area community groups performing alongside LA Opera singers and orchestra members.

Every spring since 2007, LA Opera has opened its stage doors to all aspiring performers in the Los Angeles community—including singers, dancers and musicians—to perform along with opera professionals. The Cathedral at Our Lady of the Angels has generously donated their facility for the program’s use since its inception.

Take a look at some photos from the performance below!

Michael J. Hawk (center) as Moses with the chorus in the world premiere of Henry Mollicone and Shishir Kurup’s Moses (Photo: Taso Papadakis)

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Things You May Not Know About Noah’s Flood

Noah's Flood (2014); Photo: Ben Gibbs

Noah’s Flood (2014); Photo: Ben Gibbs

For the past 11 seasons, LA Opera has been honored to work with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles to present free, large-scale community performances including Noah’s Flood, Judas Maccabaeus and The Festival Play of Daniel under the baton of James Conlon. These community opera performances include singers, actors and orchestra members from the community, performing alongside professional singers and orchestra members from LA Opera.

This season, LA Opera is reviving its successful production of Noah’s Flood (Noye’s Fludde). Conducted by James Conlon.

Noah’s Flood will be performed at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 4:00pm and 7:30pm.

Here’s a list of things you might not know about our production of Noah’s Flood.

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A Decade at the Cathedral

<em>The Festival Play of Daniel</em> (2012); Photo: LA Opera Educom

The Festival Play of Daniel (2012); Photo: LA Opera Educom ‘The Festival Play of Daniel’ Performances – February 27, 2010 Los Angeles Opera Educational Department Photos taken at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Robert Millard (©) Copyright 20010 by Robert Millard www.MillardPhotos.com millard@millardphotos.com 626-792-3237

When James Conlon became LA Opera’s Richard Seaver Music Director in 2006, one of the first initiatives he brought to the company was the Cathedral Project. A partnership between LA Opera and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Cathedral Project brings community singers and musicians together with LA Opera artists to present an opera to the public. For the past decade, it has been a key feature of the company’s community engagement and an opera that performers, teaching artists, and audience members look forward to each year. Mr. Conlon, who conducts these performances every year, is “thrilled that Los Angeles families have responded to community productions with so much enthusiasm and appreciation.”

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Want to Perform with LA Opera? Join us for this year’s Cathedral Project!

The Festival Play of Daniel (2012); Photo: Robert Millard

The Festival Play of Daniel (2012); Photo: Robert Millard

Have you ever listened to an opera recording and longed to perform it? Have you ever watched a production at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and longed to act? LA Opera wants to make those dreams come true. We are working with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to produce a community opera production of The Festival Play of Daniel, conducted by James Conlon, LA Opera’s Richard Seaver Music Director. The Festival Play of Daniel is an inspiring medieval musical drama, a retelling of the beloved Old Testament story of Daniel in the lion’s den.

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