The Valley Performing Arts Center is located within the campus of Cal State Northridge in Northridge, Calif. (Facebook/Valley Performing Arts Center)
LA Opera’s presenting two free concerts on April 13 featuring “Great Opera Choruses,” with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus, at at the Valley Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of California State University – Northridge (CSUN).
Both performances will take place on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m., respectively. The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) has 1,700 seats.
Highlights will include beloved excerpts from “Madame Butterfly,” “The Magic Flute” and “La Traviata,” among other works. Best of all, audience members of all ages—and of any musical ability—will have the exciting opportunity to join in the fun by singing along with the pros to such famous pieces as the Anvil Chorus from “Il Trovatore,” ‘Va pensiero’ from “Nabucco” and the Toreador Song from “Carmen.”
The Great Opera Choruses concerts will be accompanied by LA Opera Assistant Conductor Jeremy Frank and will include soloists from LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.
Generously underwritten with special support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Great Opera Chorus is presented under the LA Opera Off Grand banner—dedicated to performances taking place outside the company’s traditional home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Free tickets are now available online at www.LAOpera.org with a $1 handling fee, or with no fee in person at VPAC. The VPAC Box Office can be reached by telephone at (818) 677-3000.