Allan Glassman (center front) as Herod, with Gabriele Schnaut (second from left) as Herodias in LA Opera’s 2017 production of Salome. Photo by Larry Ho | Courtesy of LA Opera

LA Opera


One of the largest and most renowned companies of its kind in the United States, the LA Opera stages classical & contemporary operas at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion under the leadership of General Director, Plácido Domingo.

In the News

The LA Opera held their annual 2nd Annual LA Opera Art Poster Contest for college arts and design students in Southern California, as well as students from LACHSA. Students were invited to submit original artwork reflecting the Opera’s spring production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. The winning submission is featured on the cover of the show’s performance program and displayed at the home of LA Opera, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. In addition, the first prize winner received $5,000. 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.

Operas Supported

Rigoletto

For LA Opera’s 2017-18 season, GRoW is supporting their production of Rigoletto running, May 12 – June 3, 2018. The production includes staging by Tony Award-winning artistic director Mark Lamos, featuring powerfully striking period costumes. In conjunction with the production, we were proud to be part of LA Opera’s second annual poster design contest for art students attending SoCal colleges and universities. 

Orpheus & Eurydice

Additionally, we supported LA Opera’s production of Orpheus & Eurydice, which ran from March 10 through March 25, 2018. Derived from the ancient Greek myth, this opera depicts the story of Eurydice’s death and Orpheus’ heroic and tragic attempt to rescue her from the underworld, ruled by Hades. This production was particularly unique, in that it was co-produced by LA Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Hamburg Ballet – some of the most prestigious artistic institutions in the United States.

Salome

Adapted from the violent, provocative play by Oscar Wilde, the spring 2017 production of Salome starred Patricia Racette in the title role and Tómas Tómasson as the doomed prophet John the Baptist. In addition to an epic and opulent score written by Richard Strauss, conducted by James Conlon, this staging brought back the striking Art Nouveau set design from Sir Peter Hall’s celebrated Salome that premiered during the LA Opera’s 1986 inaugural season. For the 2017 production, GRoW conceived of LA Opera’s first-ever poster design contest. Entries came from 35 institutions, including UCLA, USC, the Art Center College of Design, Art Institute of California (Hollywood), Biola University, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, California Institute of the Arts, Citrus College, LA Trade Tech, Santa Monica College, and Scripps College. The winning design was featured in the playbill and the poster was displayed during the production run.

GRoW Support

Over the years, GRoW has provided a range of support, from general operating expenses, to underwriting specific productions, to the poster design contest. As the LA Opera continues to provide world-class productions that enrich the cultural fabric of our shared city, GRoW is committed to continuing its unique partnership with this prestigious institution.

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A scene from the 2010 production of Rigoletto. Photo by Robert Millard | Courtesy of LA Opera

A scene from the 2016 Lyric Opera of Chicago performance of "Orpheus and Eurydice". Photo by Todd Rosenberg | Lyric Opera of Chicago

Patricia Racette as Salome in LA Opera’s 2017 production of Salome. Photo by Ken Howard | Courtesy of LA Opera

Patrica Racette as Salome, with Gabriele Schaut (background) as Herodias in LA Opera’s 2017 production of Salome. Photo by Ken Howard | Courtesy of LA Opera

Patrica Racette as Salome, with Gabriele Schaut (background) as Herodias in LA Opera’s 2017 production of Salome. Photo by Ken Howard | Courtesy of LA Opera

The winning artwork in the L.A. Opera and GRoW @ Annenberg’s Salome. art contest created by Cal State Fullerton student Marshall Dahlin. Courtesy of LA Opera

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Stage | Courtesy of LA Opera

A scene from the 2010 production of Rigoletto. Photo by Robert Millard | Courtesy of LA Opera

A scene from the 2016 Lyric Opera of Chicago performance of "Orpheus and Eurydice". Photo by Todd Rosenberg | Lyric Opera of Chicago

Patricia Racette as Salome in LA Opera’s 2017 production of Salome. Photo by Ken Howard | Courtesy of LA Opera

Patrica Racette as Salome, with Gabriele Schaut (background) as Herodias in LA Opera’s 2017 production of Salome. Photo by Ken Howard | Courtesy of LA Opera

Patrica Racette as Salome, with Gabriele Schaut (background) as Herodias in LA Opera’s 2017 production of Salome. Photo by Ken Howard | Courtesy of LA Opera

The winning artwork in the L.A. Opera and GRoW @ Annenberg’s Salome. art contest created by Cal State Fullerton student Marshall Dahlin. Courtesy of LA Opera

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Stage | Courtesy of LA Opera


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