A guide to LA Opera's 2016/17 season

From classics to West Coast premieres, LA Opera's productions are running the gamut for the 2016/17 season
The Tales of Hoffmann
Photograph: Courtesy Robert Millard The Tales of Hoffmann
By Stephanie Morino |
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Whether you're a hardcore opera fan or just dipping your toes into the art form, LA Opera knows how to please. The company—which has made its home at one of L.A.'s best performing arts centers, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown Los Angeles—produces a season mixed with premieres and classics, ground-breaking productions and more traditional shows; there is something for everyone, year after year. For more insight into what the opera company has planned for its 2016/17 season, check below, but first, find out everything you need to know about seeing an LA Opera production.

Where does the LA Opera perform?
Most of LA Opera's shows take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in DTLA, however, its Off Grand performances take place at other venues, including REDCAT and the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

What is the Off Grand series?
The Off Grand initiative was started in 2012 to broaden the geographic and demographic of LA Opera's attendees. The series presents operas outside of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and tend to be more cutting edge and contemporary. The 2016/17 Off Grand performances are the following:

October 19-23, 2016: The Source at REDCAT

October 29 & 31, 2016: Nosferatu at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

June 15-18, 2017: Thumbprint at REDCAT 

When can I buy tickets?
Single tickets for the 2016/17 season went on sale on June 19 and can be purchased here.

Single tickets for the 2017/18 season are not on sale yet, but season tickets can be purchased here

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