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The New Music Center Plaza, home of the LA Opera (Photo: Tim Street-Porter)

Hear great performances, recorded live at LA Opera.

In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become the fourth-largest opera company in the United States, and “stands out as a newly important force in American opera,” according to Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times. Experience LA Opera performances recorded recorded live from Los Angeles’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Bizet’s Carmen

September 21, 2019

Hear Bizet’s most popular opera starring Ana Maria Martinez in the title role. The cast also includes Brandon Jovanovich (Don José); Amanda Woodbury (Micaela); Alexander Vinogradov (Escamillo); among other soloists. The performance features the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra led by James Conlon.

Mozart’s The Clemency of Titus

September 28, 2019

With Die ZauberflöteThe Clemency of Titus (La clemenza di Tito) was one of the last two operas Mozart completed — it premiered less than two months before the composer's untimely death at age 35. This performance of Mozart's final opera seria features tenor Russell Thomas in the title role.