The Industry has developed large-scale world premiere productions every other year: Crescent City (2012), Invisible Cities (2013), Hopscotch (2015), and War of the Worlds (2017). We present smaller-scale yet artistically ambitious programs: First Take, a biennial workshop of six new operas-in-progress; Second Take, a full concert commission and workshop from a First Take composer; Highway One, a performance series dedicated to California’s countercultural history; and Lab, a platform for experiments in collaborative processes.


Sweet Land

February 29 – March 22, 2020

Europeras 1 & 2

Co-produced with LA Phil

November 2018
An alien at city hall. Photo by Elizabeth Cline.

War of the Worlds

Co-produced with LA Phil

November 2017


October-November 2015

Invisible Cities

Co-produced with LA Dance Project

October 2013

Crescent City

May 2012


    denotes current + upcoming programs

Meet The Company

September 2018

Highway One: Young Caesar

Presented by LA Phil

June 2017


September 2017
cloud above the escalators at Walt Disney Concert Hall


Presented by LA Phil

2016/17 Season

First Take: 2017

Co-produced with wild Up

February 2017

Second Take: Bonnie and Clyde

February 2017

LAB: Gest

First Take: 2015

Co-produced with wild Up

In C

Highway One: In C

Presented by the Hammer Museum

First Take: 2013

Presented by the Hammer Museum