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L.A. Opera for the late-night cocktail crowd: Checking out the new 'After Hours' series

L.A. Opera for the late-night cocktail crowd: Checking out the new 'After Hours' series

The curtain closed on Los Angeles Opera’s performance of Philip Glass’ “Akhnaten,” and a long line formed outside the Founders Room, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s swanky second-floor VIP lounge.

A mix of old and young, wearing everything from denim to couture, was waiting to get into “After Hours: A Musical Nocturne,” L.A. Opera’s new post-show, late-night concert series hosted and curated by company artist-in-residence Matthew Aucoin.

Even after more than three hours of intense opera, these classical fans craved more music.

Or maybe they just wanted a stiff drink and a bite to eat.

Either way, “After...

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