LA Opera thinks you're never too young to enjoy the classics. With that in mind, we are proud to present two Saturday morning, hour-long, interactive performances. Delight in familiar arias and wander through enchanting tales of adventure in both original works and beloved favorites adapted for children.
Fun and creative workshops for children before each performance add to the excitement and prepare the audience with art and music-making activities.
MAY 18, 2013 - DON’T BE AFRAID; IT’S JUST OPERA!
Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán performs her award-winning show Don't Be Afraid; It's Just Opera! This fun and interactive family program reveals the universal appeal of opera. With this friendly diva as our guide, the audience discovers just how entertaining and moving this beautiful music can be.
Tickets for the 2013/2014 Season series
go on sale Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
FEBRUARY 8, 2014 - THE PROSPECTOR
The Prospector is a rousing tale of California Gold Rush pioneers based on Puccini’s opera The Girl of the Golden West. Adapted by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks, The Prospector is set in a mining camp during the 1850s where a prospector charms a group of coyotes with a story of cowboys and miners competing for the love of a strong and beautiful woman.
MAY 10, 2014 – MOZART OPERA TALES
Perfect for the whole family, Mozart Opera Tales is an entertaining introduction to the wonderful stories and melodies of one of opera’s most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With humor and heart, Mozart Opera Tales celebrates the power of story and music wedded together. Travel with our “opera pals” from LA Opera through the magical moments of some of Mozart’s greatest stories: Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.
Art workshops: 10:00am
Performances: 11:00am (Run time is one hour.)
Location: Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center
Tickets for 2013/2014 on Sale: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
For additional information please contact our Audience Services Department at 213.972.8001.