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LA Opera


An engaged and enlightened community in which all members have the opportunity to collectively enjoy the rich aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, and cultural experience of opera.


To serve the public by producing world-class opera that preserves, promotes and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles.


In a little over three decades of existence, LA Opera has become, under the leadership of Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo, the United States' fourth largest opera company and "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera." (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times).


Founded: 1986
Music/Artistic Director: Plácido Domingo - Eli and Edythe Broad General Director
Where to hear: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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