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LA Opera

The acclaimed company stages compelling classical and contemporary operas at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. 

Opening the Door to Opera

LA Opera

Los Angeles was the only major city in the United States lacking a resident opera company until 1986, when the LA Opera was founded. With its first productions — Otello (starring Plácido Domingo), Madama Butterfly (Leona Mitchell) and Salome (Maria Ewing) — the organization quickly established itself as a creative force and became one of the country's largest opera companies.

The LA Opera stages classics in the standard canon, modern operas, and new or rarely performed operas. In 2007, the LA Opera established the Recovered Voices series, which showcases the work of composers impacted by the Holocaust such as Alexander Zemlinsky (The Dwarf) and Franz Schreker (Die Gezeichneten). The series has since expanded its focus to include other composers whose works have been suppressed for sociopolitical or racial reasons. The LA Opera is committed to community engagement and educational programming aimed at increasing accessibility and interest in this storied genre of classical music. With its lauded performances and impactful outreach programs, the LA Opera strives to inspire an appreciation and love for the art form.





GRoW Support


2023-2024 PERFORMANCE SEASON - Don Giovanni (2023); Highway 1 USA/ The Dwarf (2024) 


Event - On-Stage Gala 

2022-2023 PERFORMANCE SEASON- Lucia di Lammemoor (2022); The Marriage of Figaro (2023); Pelléas & Mélisande (2023); Otello (2023)




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

Event- Back with a Ball Gala 

General Operating Support


2020-2021 Performance Season



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 (2018)

Programming - LACHSA Educational Video

Programming - Coproduction with Les Talens Lyriques

Programming - The Clemency of Titus GRoW @ Annenberg Poster Contest

General Operating Support


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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