free opera at the beach!

get out of the heat and enjoy a dazzling performance of the LA Opera's La Traviata, broadcast live at the santa monica pier and featuring choreography by kitty. click here for more details

LA Opera is pleased to inaugurate a new biannual series of free live video broadcasts sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The inaugural presentation, Verdi’s La Traviata, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier. The live broadcast will be captured by nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and shown simultaneously on a large LED screen on the Santa Monica Pier deck.

Audience members are strongly encouraged to reserve advance tickets to avoid long entrance lines on the night of the broadcast. Advance tickets can be reserved on this page with a handling fee of $1 per order.

Free tickets can also be obtained in person from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012). While advance tickets are highly recommended, any leftover tickets will be available to walk-ups at no charge at the Santa Monica Pier on the evening of the broadcast.