Pittance was created in 2013 by Artistic Director Lisa Sutton, who is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. The original idea behind Pittance was to raise up the extraordinary yet invisible musicians of the LA Opera Orchestra from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles (hence the name Pittance). Since 2013, the ranks of Pittance have been expanded to include vocalists from the LA Opera Chorus and the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists Program. By presenting these performers in smaller groups and smaller venues Pittance endeavors to personalize opera, giving audiences a more intimate view of the resident artists who are the heart and soul of the opera company.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Colburn School