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The Industry’s 2018 Year In Review: A Momentum Year

The Industry premieres experimental artist-driven productions every other year, with smaller-scale yet artistically ambitious programs between them — both of which work towards our goal of expanding the definition of opera. In these “between years,” our focus is momentum. It’s the momentum from previous productions that brings artistic and civic innovation to LA, gives artists…

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Yuval Sharon and The Industry in Bayreuth: Reflections

Yuval Sharon's July 2018 production of Lohengrin at Bayreuth

In July 2018, executive director Elizabeth Cline, music director Marc Lowenstein, and a group of 12 The Industry supporters traveled to the Bayreuth Festspiele to experience Yuval Sharon’s monumental Lohengrin production, where he was the first American to direct a production in it’s 142 year history. Elizabeth and Marc reflect on their time in Bayreuth.…

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The Industry’s 2017 Year In Review

In 2017 The Industry invaded Los Angeles in a major way— and we’re not just talking about alien puppets here! This past year we created more innovative & accessible cultural experiences than ever before, stretching our limits and impacting the arts community in Los Angeles and beyond. Click here to download our 2017 Industry Year…

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Congratulations MacArthur fellow Yuval Sharon

Yuval Sharon. Photo courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Photo courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dear friends, On behalf of The Industry I want to share some very exciting news–it was announced today that our founder and artistic director Yuval Sharon was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Foundation website…

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Yuval Sharon becomes first American director invited to Bayreuth

Yuval Sharon, center, with Jason H. Thompson and Kaitlyn Pietras of the production team during a rehearsal of “Young Caesar.” Photo by Emily Berl for The New York Times.

We are pleased to announce our Artistic Director, Yuval Sharon, has become the first American director invited to produce work at the prestigious Bayreuth Festival in Germany. The festival, founded by Richard Wagner in 1876, will feature Sharon’s new “Lohengrin” as the centerpiece for the 2018 season. In his recent New York Times profile, Mr.…

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Hopscotch recording out January 13, release concert January 20

Hopscotch

The Industry drew international acclaim last year for Hopscotch, a revolutionary mobile opera that took place in cars and public sites around Los Angeles. The recording will be released on January 13 via The Industry Records, and is available to order now by clicking here. To mark the occasion, a release event titled “Hopscotch in Concert” will take place…

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Welcome New Board Member Ruth Eliel

New board member Ruth Eliel

The Industry is thrilled to welcome Ruth Eliel to The Industry Board of Directors. Ruth joins us from her recent retirement from the prestigious Colburn Foundation, where she served as executive director from 2008 to 2015. At the foundation, Ruth was committed to building and sustaining a strong infrastructure for the arts in Southern California,…

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Welcome New Board Members!

The Industry is thrilled to welcome four new members to our Board of Directors. With their expertise and passion for the arts, The Industry is poised to make an even more substantial impact towards culture in Los Angeles and beyond. Please welcome Christine Adams, Lexa Morris, Chiedu Egbuniwe, and Debra Vilinsky! Christine Adams currently serves…

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The Industry’s FIRST TAKE Application

First Take 2015

Submit your work for the third edition of FIRST TAKE, The Industry’s incubator for new operatic ideas and works-in-progress. The third iteration of FIRST TAKE will have a public performance in February 2017 in Los Angeles. In this biannual program, composers/librettists work with LA-based chamber orchestra wild Up and fantastic singers to try out new…

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New Year, New Chairman of the Board

Mark Hoebich and Mary Ann O'Connor

From Mary Ann O’Connor, The Industry’s Departing Board Chair I became Chair of the Board of Directors three years ago, just as The Industry received its official non-profit status. In the preceding two years, Yuval Sharon, the founder and Artistic Director of The Industry, had already managed to pull off the exciting world-premiere of Crescent City. …

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