May
23
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap: Season III Finale!

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Join us for the Season III Finale of LOLA at 4th Tap featuring pianist Jim James, cellist Barbara George, soprano Abigail Jackson, and mezzo soprano Liz Cass. This program of all-female composed music includes works by Nadia Boulanger (Paris), Judith Weir (London), Chen Yi (Kansas City), Genevieve Vincent (Los Angeles), Ruth Sacks (Austin), and Rain Nox (Austin).

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Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap: 3rd Annual Holiday Spectacular

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Let's build a bridge to the new year with Music, Friends, Joy, and Beer! Join us on December 27th at 8pm for the 3rd annual LOLA at 4th Tap Holiday Spectacular! This night of one million stars features some of your favorite people ever: Liz Cass, Claudia Chapa, Chantal Freeman, Jaimie Lowe, Charissa Memrick, Kyle Naig, Jeremy Osborne, Meredith Ruduski, Cindy Sadler, Peter Stopschinski, Julia Taylor, Graham Yates, and Arnold Yzaguirre. Bring it, 2019!

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Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

ACGC Garden Party and Reunion

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Featuring: Farm to Table Bites by The Austin Artisan, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar with Tito's Handmade Vodka.
Artist: LOLA Local Opera Local Artists performance by Liz Cass "Songs Inspired by Nature"
Emcee: Ron Oliveira

This is a private event for ACGC's Voices for Children Giving Society, major donors, as well as present/past staff and board members.

Don Zappone and Russell Smith will be honored for their service at Austin Child Guidance Center with the presentation of the Christine W. Anderson Children's Service Award.

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Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap: September Songs

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This LOLA at 4th Tap concert features music of Bolcom, Weill, Yates, and Stopschinski! We will explore teenage angst with the humorous and sentimental "Five Youthful Songs" by Graham Yates with poetry by Rose Labreche (written when she was 15). We'll get our hearts broken by Kurt Weill. We will explore snapshots of life with Bolcom's Cabaret Song. And we will get a sneak peek of a new chamber opera score by Peter Stopschinski and Terry Galloway called "Lardo Weeping". Concert runs no more than 90 minutes, tickets are just $10 and kids are FREE, win win win!

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May
17
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap, Season II Grand Finale!

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It's anything but opera as usual when mezzo-soprano Cindy Sadler and pianist Keenan Boswell offer up opera, Broadway, art song, and cabaret in a concert that YOU get to program! At Aria By Request, audience members duke it out with contests of Opera Trivia, Name That Plot, Opera Spelling Bee, and The Battle of Wits (best joke or pun wins) to decide who gets to choose the next selection from an extensive menu of options. With special guest stars, soprano Katrina Saporsantos and tenor Matthew Edwardsen. May 17th 8pm! Tickets are $10 and kids are FREE.

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Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling

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LOLA is proud to present one of Mozart's final operas with our own spin, La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. Performances will be March 1st and 2nd at 7:30 pm and March 4th at 4 pm.

Director's Notes: "What does it mean to be a good leader?  Is a good leader someone who is beloved but perhaps not just?  Is a good leader someone who rules with an iron fist? Can there be a middle ground? These questions are just a few of the themes and larger ideas that Mozart and his librettist Mazzolà (based off of a libretto by Metastasio) were grappling with in La Clemenza di Tito. 

In reimagining the opera for LOLA we have taken out the recitative and written in a new character, the Hebrew queen Berenice, who will serve as a narrator and guide as we explore those themes within a modern context. 

Come experience some of Mozart's most dazzling and lyrical musical numbers in Austin's intimate Scottish Rite Theater with LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. " - Rebecca Herman, Artistic Producer, LOLA.

Cast: 
Berenice - Taji Senior  
Tito - Matthew Edwardson
Vitellia - Carolyn Hoehle
Sesto - Liz Cass
Annio - Julie Silva
Servilia - Abigail Jackson
Publio - Stephen Maus

Chorus: 
Myrna Peralez
Lindsey Pino
Stephanie Doche
Chelsea DeLorenz
Brian Minnick
Holton Johnson
Brenden Boyle

Production Team:  
LOLA Executive Producer - Liz Cass
LOLA Artistic Producer - Rebecca Herman
Director - Rebecca Herman
Conductor/Arranger - Peter Stopschinski
Playwright - Rebecca Whitehurst
Stage Manager - Kathleen Edwards
Lighting Designer - Natalie George
Costume Designer - Benjamin Ridgway
Wig/make-up Designer - Wendy Sanders

Orchestra:  
Jim James - Piano
Sonja Larson - Violin
Nora Karakousoglou - Cello
Mary Schani - Clarinet 

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Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling

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LOLA is proud to present one of Mozart's final operas with our own spin, La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. Performances will be March 1st and 2nd at 7:30 pm and March 4th at 4 pm.

Director's Notes: "What does it mean to be a good leader?  Is a good leader someone who is beloved but perhaps not just?  Is a good leader someone who rules with an iron fist? Can there be a middle ground? These questions are just a few of the themes and larger ideas that Mozart and his librettist Mazzolà (based off of a libretto by Metastasio) were grappling with in La Clemenza di Tito. 

In reimagining the opera for LOLA we have taken out the recitative and written in a new character, the Hebrew queen Berenice, who will serve as a narrator and guide as we explore those themes within a modern context. 

Come experience some of Mozart's most dazzling and lyrical musical numbers in Austin's intimate Scottish Rite Theater with LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. " - Rebecca Herman, Artistic Producer, LOLA.

Cast: 
Berenice - Taji Senior  
Tito - Matthew Edwardson
Vitellia - Carolyn Hoehle
Sesto - Liz Cass
Annio - Julie Silva
Servilia - Abigail Jackson
Publio - Stephen Maus

Chorus: 
Myrna Peralez
Lindsey Pino
Stephanie Doche
Chelsea DeLorenz
Brian Minnick
Holton Johnson
Brenden Boyle

Production Team:  
LOLA Executive Producer - Liz Cass
LOLA Artistic Producer - Rebecca Herman
Director - Rebecca Herman
Conductor/Arranger - Peter Stopschinski
Playwright - Rebecca Whitehurst
Stage Manager - Kathleen Edwards
Lighting Designer - Natalie George
Costume Designer - Benjamin Ridgway
Wig/make-up Designer - Wendy Sanders

Orchestra:  
Jim James - Piano
Sonja Larson - Violin
Nora Karakousoglou - Cello
Mary Schani - Clarinet 

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Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

La Clemenza di Tito

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LOLA is proud to present one of Mozart's final operas with our own spin, La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. Performances will be March 1st and 2nd at 7:30 pm and March 4th at 4 pm.

Director's Notes: "What does it mean to be a good leader?  Is a good leader someone who is beloved but perhaps not just?  Is a good leader someone who rules with an iron fist? Can there be a middle ground? These questions are just a few of the themes and larger ideas that Mozart and his librettist Mazzolà (based off of a libretto by Metastasio) were grappling with in La Clemenza di Tito. 

In reimagining the opera for LOLA we have taken out the recitative and written in a new character, the Hebrew queen Berenice, who will serve as a narrator and guide as we explore those themes within a modern context. 

Come experience some of Mozart's most dazzling and lyrical musical numbers in Austin's intimate Scottish Rite Theater with LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling. " - Rebecca Herman, Artistic Producer, LOLA.

Cast: 
Berenice - Taji Senior  
Tito - Matthew Edwardson
Vitellia - Carolyn Hoehle
Sesto - Liz Cass
Annio - Julie Silva
Servilia - Abigail Jackson
Publio - Stephen Maus

Chorus: 
Myrna Peralez
Lindsey Pino
Stephanie Doche
Chelsea DeLorenz
Brian Minnick
Holton Johnson
Brenden Boyle

Production Team:  
LOLA Executive Producer - Liz Cass
LOLA Artistic Producer - Rebecca Herman
Director - Rebecca Herman
Conductor/Arranger - Peter Stopschinski
Playwright - Rebecca Whitehurst
Stage Manager - Kathleen Edwards
Lighting Designer - Natalie George
Costume Designer - Benjamin Ridgway
Wig/make-up Designer - Wendy Sanders

Orchestra:  
Jim James - Piano
Sonja Larson - Violin
Nora Karakousoglou - Cello
Mary Schani - Clarinet 

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Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap: A Valentine to Female Composers!

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Join LOLA as we welcome to the stage soprano Dana Long Zenobi and pianist Jeanne Sasaki presenting "A Valentine to Female Composers". This (16th) LOLA at 4th tap concert features some of the most luscious insightful songs in the Canon. And if they are not in the Canon, they dang well should be! Music by both Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Pauline Viardot-García, Maria Malibran, and more! As always, tickets are a cool $10 and kids get in for FREE. We will be collecting food items for the Capital Area Food Bank. Our last two shows sold out. Get your tickets while they are hot!

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Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

The LOLA Holiday Spectacular!

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This night of many stars features a whole bunch of the best dang musicians in Austin performing operatic and holiday faves. Kyle Naig is returning again this year to dazzle on the keys. Performances by: Cindy Sadler Tim O'BrienJulia Snyder-Taylor Jeremy Osborne Nora Karakousoglou Sonja Larson, Meredith Ruduski Susan Richter and Liz Cass ! 50% of our profits from this concert will benefit SAFE and we'll be collecting canned good for the Central Texas Food Bank. Tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are FREE.

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Nov
5
3:00 PM15:00

Afternoons at Armstrong: Cookies and Culture - Exploring Voice Types

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There are a lot more voice types out there than you might think. Join Liz Cassand artists representing LOLA Local Opera Local ArtistsJulia Snyder-TaylorMatt Edwardsen, and Graham Yates in an exploration of the operatic voice, the history of voice types, and development of the "fach system". This hour long presentation includes a lecture with recorded examples and live examples of the operatic voice. Space is limited to 40 guests for these intimate events and tickets are just $20 which includes all of this great art plus cookies of course! 

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Oct
29
3:45 PM15:45

The LOLA and Alamo Drafthouse Present The "Epic La Femme Bohème Moonstruck Boat Party"

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The Alamo Drafthouse andpresent – Epic MOONSTRUCK and La Femme Bohème Boat Party! Join us October 29th for the most joyously romantic adventure of your lives. First, you will watch the 1987 Academy Award winning movie MOONSTRUCK at Alamo Ritz. Then you will board a Capital Cruises double-decker ship for a sunset cruise featuring a full concert version of La Femme Bohème by LOLA. Your evening cruise will include drinks and snacks.

La Femme Bohème is the award winning (3 Austin Critics Table Awards) and original all-female version of Puccini’s classic opera, La Bohème. LOLA first produced La Femme Bohème in the summer of 2014. “LFB” has since gone on to be performed in Boston, Tennesse, and was remounted in Austin in 2016 and 2017. 

About MOONSTRUCK: A celebration of love, passion, family and life, director Norman Jewison's MOONSTRUCK is, to put it simply, one of the best romantic comedies of all time. John Patrick Shanley's tale of perfectly mismatched lovers deservedly won the 1987 Academy Award for best original screenplay, and it's a splendid piece of writing: uproarious yet touching, poignant yet playful. Cher (who won the best actress Oscar) is fiercely funny as Loretta Castorini, a widowed bookeeper who has given up on waiting for Mr. Right and agreed to marry kind, bland Johnny (Danny Aiello). However, when Loretta meets Johnny's wild-hearted brother, Ronny (the volcanic/vulnerable Nicolas Cage), her dull life suddenly spirals out of control and she is transformed from frumpy to ravishing.

Your ticket includes:
MOONSTRUCK in 35mm @ Alamo Ritz at 3:45pm
Boat Party and LOLA Performance on Capital Cruises from 6pm-9pm


You must attend the screening to recieve your wristband for the boat ride. Guests will be expected to arrange their own transportation from Alamo Ritz (320 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701) to Captial Cruises (208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704).

Tickets Available Here!

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

A Pocketful of Purcell

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Join us October 19th as we present our first LOLA at 4th Tap of the season, A Pocketful of Purcell. Sean H. Lee, Lisa Alexander, Nora Karakousoglou, David Utterback, Victor Eijkahout, and Susan Richter will perform John Blow's rarely heard "Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell" and other early music hits by Purcell himself and his contemporaries. This evening is capped by a special secret guest performance!

This evening, the first in our 2nd season of LOLA at 4th Tap is generously underwritten by Janet Laughlin and Norman Kaderlan in honor of Janet's birthday. Come join us as we celebrate Janet, artistic collaboration, and music from the 17th century performed in a brewery!

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Aug
18
to Aug 27

We Might Be Struck By Lightning

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LOLA invites you to join us in August for a very special event. We Might Be Struck By Lightning is a choreographed chamber opera pastiche following two women on their personal journeys of love, loss, depression, and redemption. We Might Be Struck By Lightning takes the genre of classical “art song”, traditionally presented in a recital setting, and weaves it together with piano, violin, and cello to create a tapestry of storytelling that is further elevated through dance and movement. Music by Fauré, Schumann, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and more!

Stage direction and concept creation by Rebecca Herman. Singers Claudia Chapa and Cristina Maria Castro with dancers Clay Moore, Mari Akita, Sarah Annie Navarrete, and Erica Gionfriddo bring the shows themes to life. Music direction by Peter Stopschinski with orchestral collaboration from Sonja Larson and Nora Karakousoglou. Choreography by Rebecca Whitehurst and lighting by Natalie George. Costume design by Emily Cawood, makeup and hair design by Wendy Michaels Sanders, stage management by Carli Werner, and carpentry work by Zac Crofford.

Tickets are $10-$30 for all performances except August 20th which includes a FREE option. Approximate running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes with one intermission. This opera explores mature themes. Please use your discretion when bringing young children.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, the Austin community, and those brave enough to visit our fine town in late August. Thank you as always for your support and enthusiasm!This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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We Might Be Struck By Lightning will run August 18, 19, 25, and 26 from 7 - 9 pm and August 20 and 27 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.  All performances will be at the Mexican American Cultural Center.  This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap, the LOLA 3rd Bday Jam! - Liz Cass and Graham Yates Present "Cabaret Night II"

That's right LOLA is turning 3 this summer AND we're bringing back some more of the beautiful, bawdy, blissful boisterousness by Bolcom, Bizet, Brown, Barber, and Yates. Graham Yates and Liz Cass will throw down LOLA style. Tickets are just $10 and kids get in for FREE. We do encourage you to give more if you are able. It's LOLA's big 3 after all! Come share in the magic times.

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May
29
3:30 PM15:30

Golden Hornet and LOLA Present Fitzcarraldo Epic Memorial Day Boat Party!

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Golden Hornet Composer Laboratory and LOLA (Local Opera Local Artists) invite you to attend an epic Memorial Day FITZCARRALDO Boat Party. The afternoon begins at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz for a surreal screening of Werner Herzog's beloved FITZCARRALDO. The evening then continues with an unforgettable operatic voyage on scenic Lady Bird Lake. Enjoy the beautiful evening featuring the fine professional artists from Austin's hottest new opera company. Arias, duets, trios, quartets... all for you and anyone who happens to be on the banks of Lady Bird Lake! 

Refreshments on the evening boat ride will be provided courtesy of Easy Tiger and Antonelli's Cheese Shop.

https://drafthouse.com/austin/show/fitzcarraldo-boat-party

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May
25
7:30 PM19:30

La Femme Bohème In Concert!

The LOLA at 4th Tap Series is about to celebrate its 1st full year of monthly concerts. We invite you to celebrate with us by honoring our roots and our new friendships with La Femme Bohème in concert! That's right, we are getting the gang together again to present the original all female version of Puccini's classic opera in concert and at a brewery. Seats will be limited to just 70, so get them before they are gone.  Tickets are $15 a piece. Hope to see you there!

SOLD out
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Apr
30
3:00 PM15:00

LOLA Presents Liz Cass and Sophia Zey in Concert

LOLA, Local Opera Local Artists Presents:

House Concert featuring Liz Cass and Sophia Zey

Join us for an afternoon of music from Bizet to Fauré and Bob Dylan to Poison. An eclectic mix of some of the greatest music ever written in the intimate setting of a beautiful private home in Kansas City. For information and to inquire about reservations, please email localopera@gmail.com or call 512.516.7967.

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap

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Spring is here and to celebrate Early style we have got soprano Meredith Ruduski and lutist Scott Horton.They will be performing music from before the time of Mozart! Tickets are just $10 and that gets you happy hour prices on super tasty craft beer all night long plus kids get in for FREE.

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Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap

LOLA and 4th Tap Brewery continue this exciting concert series with an Austin-proud line up of musical artists. The first concert of 2017 will take place on January 26th @ 8 pm and will feature baritone Tim O'Brien with pianist Chien-Lin Lu and flautist Seetha Shivaswamy. The spotlight piece of the evening will be a short one-man opera written by Kathryn Mishell titled “Have a Good Day!”. 

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Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap

The LOLA at 4th Tap Holiday Spectacular is here and it's better than ever...because it's the first time we've done it. Looking for something to dazzle your holiday guests? Try operatic delights performed by some of Austin's finest and even a few special guests from outside our home town. Performances by Nora Karakousoglou, Sonja Larson, Liz Cass, Julia Taylor, Emily Breedlove, Claudia Chapa, Arnold Yzaguirre, Cindy Sadler, Lauren Arthur White, Kyle Naig, and more! A $10 ticket gets you dollar off craft beers made on site and kids get in for free. LOLA is there for you when you need it most. Happy Holidays!

The LOLA at 4th Tap Holiday Spectacular is here and it's better than ever...because it's the first time we've done it. Looking for something to dazzle your holiday guests? Try operatic delights performed by some of Austin's finest and even a few special guests from outside our home town. Performances by Nora Karakousoglou, Sonja Larson, Liz Cass, Julia Taylor, Emily Breedlove, Claudia Chapa, Arnold Yzaguirre, Cindy Sadler, Lauren Arthur White, Kyle Naig, and more! A $10 ticket gets you dollar off craft beers made on site and kids get in for free. LOLA is there for you when you need it most. Happy Holidays!

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