produced by HEATHER HEISE

“What if opera is an emerging art form?” asks Yuval Sharon. Sharon is the artistic director of the Los Angeles-based opera company, The Industry, which is no stranger to performing opera in unconventional spaces. Last year, they presented Christopher Cerrone’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Invisible Cities” as a “headphone opera” in Los Angeles’ iconic Union Station. The Industry will reprise the performance as a live acoustic version at the landmark station on October 29 to celebrate the November 4th release of its first studio recording.

In a segment for Ampersand’s inaugural episode, Yuval talks about putting on an opera in a public space, and what a production like “Invisible Cities” means for the future of opera.


The performance of “Invisible Cities” on October 29 is free and open to the public. Arrive at 7 p.m. to snag a seat in the historic ticketing hall for the performance at 7:30. Audience members will have advance access to the limited release CD recording of “Invisible Cities.”

[featured photo by SASHA ANAWALT]