Opera League News & Events

In the Pit: Jim Self - Blockbuster Tuba I OOMPAH

In the Pit: Jim Self - Blockbuster Tuba

It is easy for the tuba to outdo the orchestra. The challenge is to create a blend with the trombones, basses, bassoons and tympani.
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Peter Hemmings Award Dinner April 7, 2018

Peter Hemmings Award Dinner

You read about them in BRAVO. We will be honoring Mindy and Gene Stein, nurturers of the future.

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President's Message: Revel in the ArtistryBRAVO 47 President's Message

President's Message: Revel in the Artistry

We share a special affinity for the energies and commitment of the artists who appear on the stage.
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A Candide for NowInterview with Francesca Zambello

A Candide for Now

The director talks about Bernstein’s Candide, her inspirational parents and running two major opera companies.
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Bob Bernard's Corner: Entitlements - Then and Now Understanding What the Fat Lady Sings

Bob Bernard's Corner: Entitlements - Then and Now

You gotta know just when to say it … and how quickly!
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“Va, Pensiero” Ensnared in Politics "O, my homeland, so beautiful and lost!"

“Va, Pensiero” Ensnared in Politics

This is the story of two national anthems proposed for Italy.
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Save the Date



  • Opportunities to volunteer at Educator and Student events for the second half of the 2017-18 season starting January 13th are now posted on the calendar and are available for volunteer signups on signupgenius.com. Click here for details.
  • July 15th: Opera League Night at Hollywood Bowl--stay tuned for details

Opera League Membership

Want to go behind the scenes?  Opera League members have opportunities to attend Seminars, Musicales, Backstage Magic programs, the Season Preview, and social gatherings held at various locations around Southern California.  They also volunteer for a variety of tasks--preparation of cast dinners during rehearsal periods, assisting at LA Opera’s many educational and community events, working at the Opera League Boutique, and others.

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