LA Opera

LA Opera

One of the largest and most renowned companies of its kind in the United States, the Los Angeles Opera stages classical and contemporary operas at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 

Opening the Door to Opera

LA Opera

Since its 1986-87 inaugural season, the LA Opera has emerged as one of the largest opera companies in the United States. In addition to staging world-class performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the LA Opera is deeply committed to community engagement and educational programming aimed at increasing accessibility and interest in this genre of classical music. With its high-quality performances and outreach programs, LA Opera strives to inspire an appreciation for artistry across all arenas of modern society.

Art Poster Contest

In 2018, LA Opera held its second annual art poster contest for college arts and design students in Southern California. Students were invited to submit original artwork inspired by the Opera's spring production of Verdi's Rigoletto. The winning submission was featured on the cover of the show's performance program and displayed at the home of LA Opera, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This year, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) was the first area high school to participate in the contest. Every student who submitted his/her entry received tickets to the performance and winners were invited to attend opening night and the cast supper after the show.

GRoW Support


Event - On-Stage Gala 


2021-2022 Performance Season- Cinderella, La Cenerentola (2021) and St. Matthew Passion (2022)  

Event- Back with a Ball Gala 

General Operating Support


2020-2021 Performance Season

LA Opera COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund


2019-2020 Performance Season - Pélleas and Mélisande (2020) & The Marriage of Figaro (2020)

Programming - The Marriage of Figaro GRoW @ Annenberg Poster Contest

General Operating Support

Working Capital Campaign


2018-2019 Performance Season - The Clemency of Titus (2019) & Hansel and Gretel

Programming - LACHSA Educational Video

Programming - Coproduction with Les Talens Lyriques

Programming - The Clemency of Titus GRoW @ Annenberg Poster Contest

General Operating Support

Listen to Recording

Listen to Recording


2017-2018 Performance Season– Orpheus and Eurydice (2018) & Rigoletto (2018) 

Programming – Rigoletto GRoW @ Annenberg Poster Contest


2016-2017 Performance Season– Salome (2017)

Programming – Salome GRoW @ Annenberg Poster Contest

General Operating Support


General Operating Support

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