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Review Roundup: LA Opera's SALOME, Starring Patricia RacetteReview Roundup: LA Opera's SALOME, Starring Patricia Racette
by Review Roundups - Feb 24, 2017

Placido Domingo and LA Opera presents Richard Strauss's Salome, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. A revival of the production originally staged by Sir Peter Hall during the company's inaugural season, Salome stars soprano Patricia Racette in the title role, her fifth leading role in Los Angeles. Performances run February 18 through March 19. (more...)

Golda Berkman to Headline Coachella Valley Symphony's OPERA TO BROADWAY - A MUSICAL SPECTACULARGolda Berkman to Headline Coachella Valley Symphony's OPERA TO BROADWAY - A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR
by David Green - Feb 20, 2017

Young opera soprano Golda Berkman of Los Angeles will be guest artist at Coachella Valley Symphony's 'Opera to Broadway - A Musical Spectacular' on Sunday, March 5. Now in its 24th year, the Coachella Valley Symphony has named the 2016-2017 season 'It's Magic' with Maestro John Mario conducting each concert. Golda made her professional opera debut at just 17 last November performing the role of Lauretta in Redlands Opera Theatre's production of Puccini's comedy, Gianni Schicchi. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/18/2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SALOME Starring Patricia RacetteSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SALOME Starring Patricia Racette
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2017

The iconic production that created a sensation when it was first staged in LA Opera's inaugural season, Salome returns to make its mark on the 21st century, starring Patricia Racette in the role of a lifetime. (more...)

2017 Classical Grammy Winners Announced - THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, DAUGHERTY and More!2017 Classical Grammy Winners Announced - THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, DAUGHERTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The 2017 Grammy Awards were announced this past Sunday in Los Angeles.  The complete list of winners and nominees of classical music is below!  (more...)

LA Opera's THE GHOST OF VERSIALLES Wins Grammy AwardsLA Opera's THE GHOST OF VERSIALLES Wins Grammy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon's world premiere recording of composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's The Ghosts of Versailles, released on the PentaTone label, today won two 2017 Grammy® Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLYDallas Opera Presents Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini's heart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLYThe Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini'sheart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. The stellar international cast features one of today's most famous interpreters of the role of Cio-Cio-San, (Butterfly), the extraordinary Chinese soprano Hui He, as well as Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova (Lt. B.F. Pinkerton); each in their Dallas Opera debuts.  Renowned Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will be at the podium in this San Francisco Opera production directed by the distinguished British stage director, John Copley. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Wins Grammy Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, ClassicalTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Wins Grammy Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon's world premiere recording of composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's The Ghosts of Versailles, released on the PentaTone label, today won two 2017 Grammy® Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/11/2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/11/2017. (more...)

Patricia Racette to Lead LA Opera's SALOME, 2/18 - Full Cast Announced!Patricia Racette to Lead LA Opera's SALOME, 2/18 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo announced complete casting details for LA Opera's upcoming presentation of Richard Strauss's Salome, to be conducted by Music Director James Conlon. A revival of the production originally staged by Sir Peter Hall during the company's inaugural season, Salome will star soprano Patricia Racette in the title role, her fifth leading role in Los Angeles. Performances will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012) from February 18 through March 19. (more...)

LA Opera Announces 2017-18 Season - Ana Maria Martinez in CARMEN, Placido Domingo in NABUCCO and More!LA Opera Announces 2017-18 Season - Ana Maria Martinez in CARMEN, Placido Domingo in NABUCCO and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

To launch the season, the dazzling Ana María Martínez returns to Los Angeles as opera's most delectable femme fatale in a striking production, new to Los Angeles, of Carmen, filled with sensuality, danger, and intense theatricality. Another bonus: this will be the first time the world-renowned James Conlon conducts Carmen in LA. The season continues with one of LA Opera's favorite stars, soprano Nino Machaidze, taking the stage in The Pearl Fishers, a beautifully detailed production of one of Bizet's early treasures. (more...)

LA Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season!LA Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Placido Domingo has announced LA Opera's 2017/18 season, which is filled with magnificent productions of classic favorites and treasured rarities that may be new to you. (more...)

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 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...)

Celebrate New Beginnings with Beethoven's Ninth SymphonyCelebrate New Beginnings with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Celebrate the New Year with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - a joyful celebration of music, community and hope - on Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. Maestro JoAnn Falletta leads the HSO, performing with the O?ahu Choral Society and Artistic Director Dr. Esther S. Yoo, and nationally noted guest soloists Rachel Schutz, soprano; Charlene Chi, mezzo-soprano; Kip Wilborn, tenor; and Jeremy M. Wong, baritone. Considered by many to be the greatest piece of music ever written, Beethoven's final symphony has become a universal anthem of humankind, with a message of optimism and faith at the dawn of the New Year. Its majestic closing movement featuring Friedrich Schiller's poem "An die Freude" ("Ode to Joy"), with additions made by the composer himself, is a breathtaking experience.  (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...)

WUTHERING HEIGHTS Opera Makes Opera News' Top 10; Blanton Alspaugh Nominated for GrammyWUTHERING HEIGHTS Opera Makes Opera News' Top 10; Blanton Alspaugh Nominated for Grammy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

 The Florentine Opera's original recording of Wuthering Heights makes Opera News' 10 Best in Opera recordings of the Year in 2016. Read more at OperaNews.com. (more...)

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