PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.
ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and any other administrative issues as well as answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.
Dinner: Dinner at hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning
Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Dinner
After class, group will walk across the street to DASH stop for a short ride to the Music Center.Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Café
With its sweeping cathedral ceiling and open, inviting interior, the Café is situated in one of the most architecturally impressive locations within Walt Disney Concert Hall. Guests can hand-select a delicious meal from the contemporary marketplace cafe, which features gourmet specialty foods including sandwiches, salad, cheese and charcuterie plates and soups and a daily menu of entrees.
Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Guided Walk of Music Center
The Symphonian Tour takes visitors into portions of all four Music Center venues and includes architectural highlights, a historical overview of the Music Center, Resident Companies and educational programming.
This 60 minute walk includes the lobby level only of Walt Disney Concert Hall.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: CLASS: Opera House!
A picture journey to famous world opera houses, with some basics on theater architecture, design and stagecraft.Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Gain an insider's view of what goes on behind the curtain from a member of the production stage management team
Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: PERFORMANCE AND CLASS
LA Opera Pre Performance lecture for Gioachino Rossini's Cinderella
In her impoverished father's castle, a kindhearted girl dreams of escaping the tyranny of her vain stepsisters. When the prince announces that he will choose his bride at a glamorous ball, she seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny.
Rossini's warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story is a delightfully romantic comedy, brought to life by the dazzling vocal fireworks of an exciting young cast and a production new to Los Angeles!
Two hours and 55 minutes, including one intermission.
Evening performances: 7:30-10:25 p.m. (approximately)
Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our LA Opera program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Meals Included: Breakfast