[News] LA Opera Presents PSYCHO - Live with Orchestra at the Ace
Courtesy of LA Opera
LA Opera’s annual residency at the extraordinary Theatre at Ace Hotel has become one of Halloween’s most anticipated traditions. This year, cinephiles and music lovers alike can experience Alfred Hitchcock’s horror masterpiece PSYCHO with its classic Bernard Herrmann soundtrack score played live by the LA Opera Orchestra.

That means it’ll be even scarier than the first time you saw it.

You know the story: a secretary on the run, an isolated motel, and an awkward guy with some serious mother issues.

Nearly 60 years after its release, PSYCHO remains one of Hitchcock’s most terrifying films. And with its iconic soundtrack, composer Bernard Herrmann redefined what horror sounds like. According to Gramophone, “in its implacable chill and stark, hypnotic beauty, PSYCHO represents one of Herrmann’s most consummate achievements.”

Conductor Louis Lohraseb (a member of LAO’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program who’ll make his mainstage debut with Roberto Devereux later this season) will lead the musicians of the LA Opera Orchestra in live performances of Herrmann’s celebrated soundtrack score as the movie plays on the big screen.

Performance Dates and Times

There will be six performances of PSYCHO —Live with Orchestra presented at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015):

Friday, October 25, 2019, at 8pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 2pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 8pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 2pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 8pm
Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 8pm

Special Events

Audience members on the evening of October 26 are invited to the Ace Hotel’s annual Halloween after-party, A Hitchcock Halloween (21 and over) that evening. On October 31, LAO hosts its own annual after-party, also free for all ticket holders that evening (all ages welcome).

One of America’s most distinguished opera companies, LA Opera is dedicated to honoring tradition while pushing boundaries and making opera available to everyone. Psycho—Live with Orchestra is presented through LA Opera Off Grand, an initiative that offers a diverse and eclectic range of artistic programming in multiple venues throughout Los Angeles County. To learn more, visit LAOpera.org/OffGrand.

Tickets to PSYCHO—Live with Orchestra are on sale now. Tickets begin at $24 and can be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001, or in person at the LA Opera box office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). For disability access, call 213.972.0777 or email LAOpera@LAOpera.org.

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