The Los Angeles Opera has revealed its upcoming slate for the week starting on August 3.
This week there will be two major events to keep tabs on.
Renée Fleming will bring her online series “Music and the Mind” to LA Opera. During the session, she will speak with President and CEO Christopher Koelsch about what an opera company and a hospital have in common. They will be joined by Stacy Brightman (Vice President of LA Opera Connects), J. Todd Frazier (System Director of Houston Methodist Hospital’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine) and Gail Soffer (Founder and Executive Director of the Mindful Warrior Project), and sharing an original composition by Brooke De Rosa set to poetry written by veterans.
Performance Date: August 4, at 2 p.m. PDT — Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition)
The second and final event of the week will showcase composer/conductor Matthew Aucoin with an all-star list of talent. He will be joined by soprano Erica Petrocelli, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, tenors Paul Appleby and Barry Banks, baritones Davóne Tines, and Rod Gilfry, and cellist Coleman Itzkoff for a recital featuring his own compositions. There will also be music by Gluck and Messiaen.
Performance Date: August 7, at 4 p.m. PDT — Living Room Recital
All programs can be accessed on LAOpera.org/AtHome.