About Us

lisa_cropped_web_v2Among the most extraordinary musicians in the world are those you seldom see – the musicians of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.

I am pleased and honored to lead these GRAMMY-winning artists from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles – hence the name “Pittance”, a play on words referring to these smaller offerings from the orchestra pit. To further elevate the experience, we have added beautiful voices from the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists Program. By performing together in smaller groups and smaller venues we endeavor to personalize opera, allowing audiences a more intimate view of the extraordinary resident artists who are the heart and soul of the opera company.

Our goal is to explore the chamber music repertoire, and to present our audiences with a variety of unique mixed ensembles unlikely to be heard anywhere else in one program. Whether the pieces are familiar old friends or new acquaintances, our hosts Miguel Perez and Susan Segal will enlighten your experience with interesting perspectives and anecdotes about the music and the performers.

We invite you to join us and share our excitement as we embark upon this unique musical journey.

Lisa Sutton
Artistic Director