In just over 20 years of existence, the Los Angeles Opera has become the fourth largest opera company in the United States and gained international recognition. The company has a celebrity for its general director, famed tenor Plácido Domingo, who actually starred in LA Opera’s premiere production of Verdi’s Otello in 1986. Domingo has also sung in over 100 performances with the Opera and conducted many other performances. LA Opera sponsors several notable Education and Community Programs that have served over 1 million people to date, especially low-income groups and people who don’t normally get much exposure to opera in all its grandeur.
Los Angeles Opera Information
- Public Transportation: Very Good (easily accessible by the Red and Purple lines at the Civic Center Station, as well as several buses and the Silver Line)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Eight–nine full productions and recitals with notable opera singers per season
- Ticket Prices: $15–$260 for opera productions, depending on date, time, performances, and seats selected. $25–$100 for recitals
- Subscriptions: Four- to nine-show subscriptions available, prices vary depending on date, time, and performances selected; contact for details. A flexible design your own series is also available
- Membership: Available from $75–$3,500. Benefits include restaurant discounts, 10% off merchandise at the Opera Shop and Dutton’s bookstores, and an invite to the Opera Insights event; higher level donors get dress rehearsal passes and access to the Members Lounge.