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The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated details for the west coast premiere of John Corigliano's magnificently haunting 1991 opera,The Ghosts of Versailles, which receives its long awaited west coast debut on February 7 as the initial production of LA Opera'sFigaro Trilogy. Featuring a libretto by noted playwright William C. Hoffman, the opera is presented in a new production directed by Darko Tresnjak, a 2014 Tony Award winner, and it will be conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon. (more...)

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Opens Tonight at LA Opera, Thru 12/20FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Opens Tonight at LA Opera, Thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Composer Daniel Catan's enchanting and romantic opera, Florencia en el Amazonas, directed by Francesca Zambello, returns to LA Opera tonight for the first of only six performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through December 20. (more...)

A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Three winners and their guest will be given a backstage pass to meet Dido and Aeneas at intermission. The fun will continue as Bluebeard and Judith make their way to meet the winners at the end of the evening. (more...)

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from November 22 through December 20, 2014. In the exquisitely beautiful opera, inspired by the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, a steamboat passage along the fabled Amazon becomes a poignant voyage of discovery for all seven travelers on board. (more...)

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returning to LA OperaFLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returning to LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán, returns to LA Opera for six performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from November 22 through December 20, 2014. In the exquisitely beautiful opera, which was inspired by the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, a steamboat passage along the fabled Amazon becomes a poignant voyage of discovery for all of the travelers on board. Among the passengers is a celebrated prima donna, returning to her homeland in hopes of reuniting with the great love of her life. (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

Operalia 2014 Winners AnnouncedOperalia 2014 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Last night, after a week of competition that brought 40 young singers from 17 nations to Los Angeles, Placido Domingo announced that Rachel Willis-Sorensen, an American soprano, and Mario Chang, a Guatemalan tenor, took the top prizes tonight in the 22nd edition of Operalia, the World Opera Competition. Hosted by LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the weeklong contest culminated tonight in a Gala Finals Concert-featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion-which was streamed live on Medici TV. (more...)

Opera at the Beach Presents Free Live Broadcast of LA Opera's LA TRAVIATA, 9/17Opera at the Beach Presents Free Live Broadcast of LA Opera's LA TRAVIATA, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Plácido Domingo has announced that LA Opera will inaugurate a new biannual series of free live video broadcasts sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The inaugural presentation, Verdi's La Traviata, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier onWednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm. The performance will star Nino Machaidze, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Mr. Domingo, and will be conducted by James Conlon. (more...)

LA Opera to Broadcast LA TRAVIATA at the Santa Monica Pier, 9/17LA Opera to Broadcast LA TRAVIATA at the Santa Monica Pier, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Plácido Domingo has announced that LA Opera will inaugurate a new biannual series of free live video broadcasts sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The inaugural presentation, Verdi's La Traviata, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm. The performance will star Nino Machaidze, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Mr. Domingo, and will be conducted by James Conlon. (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents Adam del Monte's Special Benefit Concert, 9/6Center Stage Opera Presents Adam del Monte's Special Benefit Concert, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Internationally acclaimed classical and flamenco guitarist Adam del Monte will present a special benefit concert for Center Stage Opera on Saturday, Sept. 6, 3 pm at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10000 Sepluveda Blvd. in Mission Hills. Joining Mr. del Monte onstage will be his wife (and CSO chorus master), pianistMercedes Musotto. We are honored to present these two outstanding artists to the Valley community. (more...)

The LA Opera Adds Extra Performance of LA TRAVIATA, 9/19The LA Opera Adds Extra Performance of LA TRAVIATA, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Due to exceptional ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, the opening production of the 2014/15 season. The added performance will take place at 8pm on Friday, September 19, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

LA Opera's Adds 9/19 Performance of LA TRAVIATALA Opera's Adds 9/19 Performance of LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Due to exceptional ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, the opening production of the 2014/15 season. The added performance will take place at 8pm on Friday, September 19, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from November 22 through December 20, 2014. In the exquisitely beautiful opera, inspired by the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, a steamboat passage along the fabled Amazon becomes a poignant voyage of discovery for all seven travelers on board. (more...)

Garrett + Moulton Presents THE LUMINOUS EDGE, 9/18-20Garrett + Moulton Presents THE LUMINOUS EDGE, 9/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere ofThe Luminous Edge, a new evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth. The deeply expressive and theatrical work will feature six Garrett + Moulton dance soloists and an ensemble of 18 additional dancers who will serve as a “movement choir”—a theatrical form used by Garrett and Moulton in their 2009 and 2011 productions, The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories and The Experience of Flight in Dreams. Performances of The Luminous Edge will be given Thursday-Saturday, September 18-20, at 8 PM and Sunday, September 21, at 3 PM and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater is located at 701 Mission Street. For more information, visit http://garrettmoulton.org/. (more...)

Anita Mann Joins Board Of Directors Of Dizzy Feet FoundationAnita Mann Joins Board Of Directors Of Dizzy Feet Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Accomplished producer, director, actress, dancer and choreographer, Anita Mann, has joined the prestigious Board of Directors for The Dizzy Feet Foundation and will participate in the Fourth Annual Celebration of Dance Gala on Saturday, July 19. (more...)

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. (more...)

Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. (more...)

FOREVER FLAMENCO Returns to the Ford, 8/9FOREVER FLAMENCO Returns to the Ford, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The dancers, musicians and singers of Forever Flamenco have been delighting Fountain Theatre audiences for over two decades with the intensity, precision and exhilaration for which flamenco is known. Now Forever Flamenco returns to the outdoor stage at the Ford Theatres with this passionate expression of Spanish culture. A roster of internationally renowned flamenco artists will pay tribute to Los Angeles flamenco pioneer Roberto Amaral on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 8:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Double Bill of DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15LA Opera Presents Double Bill of DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

General Director Placido Domingo announced updated casting details for LA Opera's production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill for six performances from October 25 through November 15, 2014. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15The LA Opera Presents DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated casting details for LA Opera's production ofHenry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill for six performances from October 25 through November 15, 2014. (more...)

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