About Us

Pittance Chamber Music was created in 2013 by Artistic Director Lisa Sutton, Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. The original vision of Pittance was to showcase the extraordinary musicians who perform in the opera pit, moving them from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles (hence the name Pittance). Since 2013, the ranks of Pittance have been expanded to include vocalists from the LA Opera Chorus and the LA Opera Young Artists Program. By presenting these performers in smaller groups and smaller venues Pittance endeavors to personalize opera, giving audiences a more intimate view of the resident artists who are the heart and soul of the opera company.

Lisa Sutton
Artistic Director

Among 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, together with beautiful voices from the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Young Artists Program. By performing 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.

We invite you to join us and share our excitement as we continue on this unique musical journey!

Lisa Sutton
Artistic Director

Board of Directors