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The Huntington, LA Opera Connects and members of the LA Opera Orchestra present an evening performance of a new opera in the beautiful Chinese Garden at The Huntington. Composed by Nathan Wang and based on the best-selling memoir by Lisa See, “On Gold Mountain” tells the true story of Fong See, a pioneer of Los Angeles’ Chinatown who immigrated to America to work and find his fortune. Along the way he overcame many obstacles, finding both love and hardship. Most importantly, he discovered himself. 

Wang’s musical score blends Western and traditional Chinese music. The cast, chorus and orchestra will include students and members from community groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. 

Event details:

Performance dates: May 5–8, 12–15
7:30 to 9 p.m.

The performance will take place outdoors in Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, the Chinese Garden at The Huntington.

Running time: Approximately 90 minutes without intermission (no concessions will be available)

General seating (first come, first served)

Masks optional outdoors

Golf carts will be available to take guests from the entrance to the Chinese Garden.

Due to some subject matter, this production is recommended for ages 12 and up. 

No outside food or drinks. 

Tickets will not be available at the door. All sales final. In the event of rain, the performance will be canceled and your purchase will be considered a donation to The Huntington.


Photo of the Chinese Garden at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens / © The Huntington