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James Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA OperaJames Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that James Conlon has renewed his contract as the company's Richard Seaver Music Director through the end of the 2020/21 season. Currently celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, Mr. Conlon has conducted 314 performances to date for LA Opera. When he returns to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 28 to conduct The Abduction from the Seraglio, he will have conducted 50 different operas at LA Opera. (more...)

LA Opera and GRoW @ Annenberg Announce Winners of Student Art Contest for SALOMELA Opera and GRoW @ Annenberg Announce Winners of Student Art Contest for SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Three Southern California college students were selected as the winners of LA Opera's Salome art contest. (more...)

LA Opera to Stage Mozart's ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO This WinterLA Opera to Stage Mozart's ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

General Director Placido Domingo announced that LA Opera's next production-Mozart's sparkling comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio, conducted by Music Director James Conlon-will take audiences on a delightful journey aboard the fabled Orient Express, thanks to a cleverly updated staging by director James Robinson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LA Opera's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIOPhoto Flash: First Look at LA Opera's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

General Director Placido Domingo announced that LA Opera's next production-Mozart's sparkling comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio, conducted by Music Director James Conlon-will take audiences on a delightful journey aboard the fabled Orient Express, thanks to a cleverly updated staging by director James Robinson.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Cheryl Burke and Brian White to Host L.A. County Holiday Celebration on Christmas EveCheryl Burke and Brian White to Host L.A. County Holiday Celebration on Christmas Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Emmy-nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke (Dancing with the Stars) and actor Brian White (Scandal. Mistresses, Chicago Fire) are set to host the 57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, the largest multicultural holiday celebration in the county. (more...)

Christopher Walker Elected to L.A. Opera Board of DirectorsChristopher Walker Elected to L.A. Opera Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Marc Stern, chairman of LA Opera's board of directors, announced today that Christopher Walker was elected to the board at a meeting held today. Mr. Walker previously served on the LA Opera board from 2003 through 2013.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LA Opera's AKHNATEN by Philip GlassSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LA Opera's AKHNATEN by Philip Glass
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting information for LA Opera's new production of Akhnaten by Philip Glass. A co-production with English National Opera, Akhnaten is conducted by Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin and staged by British director Phelim McDermott.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere TodayA NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York. (more...)

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This FallDia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

Tony Winner Nikki M. James Boards LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Faith Prince & MoreTony Winner Nikki M. James Boards LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Faith Prince & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Nikki M. James, who won a Tony Award for her appearance in The Book of Mormon, will appear as Eileen Sherwood in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere FridayA NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York. (more...)


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Faith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWNFaith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Faith Prince will star as sharpwitted aspiring reporter Ruth Sherwood opposite three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as sympathetic editor Robert Baker in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

BWW Interview: Houston Ballet First Soloist Jessica Collado and Corps Member Bridget Kuhns CELEBRATE FORSYTHE in L.A.BWW Interview: Houston Ballet First Soloist Jessica Collado and Corps Member Bridget Kuhns CELEBRATE FORSYTHE in L.A.
by Katricia Lang - Oct 21, 2016

From October 21 to 23, the Houston Ballet will be in Los Angeles, CA for CELEBRATE FORSYTHE, a program that celebrates three works from celebrated choreographer William Forsythe. (more...)

The Music Center to Launch 2016-17 Dance Season with CELEBRATE FORSYTHEThe Music Center to Launch 2016-17 Dance Season with CELEBRATE FORSYTHE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, launches its 2016-17 dance season today, October 21, 2016, with Celebrate Forsythe, a 'dance first' and special salute to the acclaimed choreographer, William Forsythe. (more...)

Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin will Host LA Opera's New Late-Night Concert SeriesArtist in Residence Matthew Aucoin will Host LA Opera's New Late-Night Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New this season, LA Opera presents After Hours: A Musical Nocturne, a post-show, late-night concert series featuring classical and contemporary music, performed along with rock and jazz selections. The series will be hosted and curated by Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin and will feature music ranging from Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler and Francis Poulenc to Bruce Springsteen, Nick Drake and Radiohead. Taking place immediately following select opera performances, these events will feature an array of artists performing in the intimate setting of the Founders Room, located on the second floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012). (more...)

Save the Date for the 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation AwardsSave the Date for the 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

LA STAGE Alliance has announced that the 27th Annual Ovation Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6pm and the curtain will rise at 7:30pm. A reception in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will follow the ceremony. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE, TodayLA Opera Presents Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will continue with the west coast premiere of The Source, opening on October 19. In this penetrating multimedia work, Brooklyn-based composer Ted Hearne, librettist Mark Doten, director Daniel Fish and production designer Jim Findlay dive into the media hysteria responsible for the many faces of Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private who infamously leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. (more...)

LA Opera to Stage Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE This FallLA Opera to Stage Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will continue with the west coast premiere of The Source, opening on October 19. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Presents Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE with a Colorful Program of Iconic WorksPasadena Symphony Presents Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE with a Colorful Program of Iconic Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony continue their newly-expanded Singpoli Classics Series on Saturday, November 5th with Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.  A powerhouse program from start to finish with a kaleidoscope of colors, the repertoire opens to one of the great pieces of Americana with Copland's Appalachian Spring, topped off by the quintessential Russian folktale - Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. "This is going to be a really exciting colorful program of iconic pieces," states Lockington. (more...)

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