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Los Angeles Opera (LA Opera)

Los Angeles Opera (LA Opera)

One of the country’s most influential opera companies, the Los Angeles Opera (LA Opera has been a highlight—and high-brow—cultural destination in the City of Angels since its founding in 1986. Headquartered at the Los Angeles Music Center, the company performs everything from classic repertory operas to innovative, modern music works.

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Box office: Tues-Sat 10am-6pm
135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

The basics

One of the largest opera companies in the United States, the Los Angeles Opera brings an old-meets-new sensibility to its artistic endeavors. The company pays tribute to the historical legacy of opera with an array of classic repertory pieces each season, including works by Mozart, Verdi, and others; it also strives to introduce audiences to new and little-known works that push creative boundaries.

Located in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, designed by Welton Becket in 1964, the opera company provides an unparalleled cultural immersion. To make your visiting experience even simpler, book tickets online to guarantee admission in advance.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Los Angeles Music Center—the larger music complex of which the opera is part—houses restaurants from award-winning French bistros to casual burger bars.
  • Pre-show and intermission bar service is available on every floor, and includes drinks and light snacks.
  • Wheelchair and handicapped-accessible seats are available at the opera.
  • The LA Opera maintains a flexible dress code—choose to strut your stuff in formal wear or dress more casually.
  • Don’t worry about attending operas in French, Italian, or other foreign languages: live English-language translations are provided during the show.
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How to get there

The LA Opera is headquartered at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the Los Angeles Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles. To get there using public transportation, take the Red or Purple metro lines to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Alternatively, travel using taxis or rideshare services, or drive: paid parking is available in The Music Center Garage and the nearby Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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When to get there

The LA Opera’s season typically extends from February to December each year. Performance times vary, but it’s recommended to arrive at least 30–45 minutes in advance of the start time; the box office is open from 10am–6pm, Monday–Saturday. Note that, if you can’t make it to the LA Opera proper, the company also hosts a series of performances in different local venues as part of its Off Grand series.

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