Volunteers are the beating heart of the Opera League of Los Angeles, and we are delighted to get back to our pre-pandemic momentum of cast dinners, artist services, master classes, and all the salons you can throw a sponsor at.
Currently, we are now able to offer a few select volunteer opportunities to our members who adhere to LA Opera’s health protocols.
We schedule several opera seminars every season and always need volunteers to assist with the welcome table for check-in and provide other information.
Shop at the Opera
The Opera League Shop is up and running during all opera performances. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to get to know other volunteers and opera attendees. Oh, and by volunteering at the Shop, you'll be eligible for discount LA Opera tickets.
For each opera, the Opera League provides dinners for dozens of singers and musicians during production tech week. Currently, those dinners are just off the stage door and will need set-up prior to dinner.
Overtures: Pre-performance Lectures at LA Opera
The enormously popular pre-performance lectures will continue to be pre-recorded and broadcast on the Music Center Plaza as well as streamed on LA Opera’s YouTube channel. As Overtures is an Opera League initiative, a League member is always needed to record the welcome as well as introduce Maestro Conlon. Ideally we will have a different League member for each Overture.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Education and community engagement events (e.g. Opera Prep, Opera Wise) are being put back on the schedule.
The League has also provided LA Opera with volunteer light walkers for most of the productions this season.
We have opportunities for volunteers to staff our membership table at each performance. Like our Shop at the Opera volunteers, these volunteers are eligible for discount performance tickets.
LA Opera’s primary mission is to produce grand opera live on stage, and the company needs to take every precaution to keep the artists and production personnel, audiences and all Opera League volunteers safe.
If you have questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out, either through our message center or email:
Message Center: 213.972.7220
See you at the opera!