The Los Angeles Opera receives support for the Chorus from NEA

The Los Angeles Opera has received a large grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In total, the organization will receive $ 150,000 in support of the LA Opera Chorus for its remaining productions for the 2021-22 season, including “St. Matthew Passion” and “Aida.” “St. Matthew Passion” opens on March 2, while “Aida” premieres on May 12, 2022.

“This generous grant will have a significant impact on LA Opera’s financial well-being in a particularly challenging time, and we are incredibly grateful for NEA’s recognition of and support for our artistic mission,” said Christopher Koelsch, company Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco President and CEO , in an official announcement. “I would also like to express my thanks to our elected representatives for their support of the NEA and for the value they attach to the influence of art in the cultural, civil and economic life of our society.”

The Los Angeles Opera was one of 1,248 NEA award recipients across America. The National Endowment for the Arts provided $ 28,840,000 in the Grants for Arts Projects category for the first round of fiscal year 2022 funding. Other major operating companies receiving grants from the NEA in 2022 include the Central City Opera and the Portland Opera.

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