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LOS ANGELES OPERA NEWS COVERAGE - PAGE 2

The latest news on performances of Opera in Los Angeles.

LA Opera Presents Verdi's RIGOLETTO Conducted by Matthew Aucoin Photo LA Opera Presents Verdi's RIGOLETTO Conducted by Matthew Aucoin
by Julie Musbach - April 24, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's spring presentation of Rigoletto, the classic tragedy by Giuseppe Verdi....
SOLDIER SONGS Added To LA Opera Off Grand 2018/19 Season Photo SOLDIER SONGS Added To LA Opera Off Grand 2018/19 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 04, 2018

LA Opera has added a performance of Soldier Songs by David T. Little, with film by Bill Morrison, as part of its 2018/19 Off Grand season. Starring baritone David Adam Moore, the multi-media concert presentation directed by Ashley Tata will take place at the Ford Theatres (2580 Cahuenga Boulevard Ea...
Date Change Announced for For EL GATO MONTES: THE WILDCAT At L.A. Opera Photo Date Change Announced for For EL GATO MONTES: THE WILDCAT At L.A. Opera
by Alexa Criscitiello - March 27, 2018

Due to scheduling issues, LA Opera has changed the opening night of next season's El Gato Montes: The Wildcat from April 27, 2019, to May 4, 2019....
BWW Interview: Jonathan Moore On Partnering With A Police-Man For THE INVENTION OF MO Photo BWW Interview: Jonathan Moore On Partnering With A Police-Man For THE INVENTION OF MOREL
by Gil Kaan - March 13, 2018

The latest artful collaboration of Stewart Copeland and Jonathan Moore, the co-world premiere of THE INVENTION OF MOREL, will be presented by the Long Beach Opera at the Beverly O'Neill Theater for three performances beginning March 17, 2018. Actor/director/playwright Jonathan Moore took a few momen...
LA Opera Off Grand and The Wallis Add Second Performance of Matthew Aucoin's CROSSING Photo LA Opera Off Grand and The Wallis Add Second Performance of Matthew Aucoin's CROSSING
by Julie Musbach - March 06, 2018

Due to ticket demand, LA Opera Off Grand and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts have scheduled an additional performance of Crossing, composed and conducted by Matthew Aucoin, LA Opera's Artist in Residence. The added performance will take place on Friday, May 25, at 8pm, which will...
Pasadena Opera Presents THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT Photo Pasadena Opera Presents THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT
by Alexa Criscitiello - March 05, 2018

Pasadena Opera is delighted to bring its audience into the hallowed halls of the California Institute of Technology for its fourth production since its founding in 2014. What better setting for an opera about neurology than a world-class university known for its merging of art and science?...
LA Opera Presents New Production Of ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE Featuring The Joffrey Ballet Photo LA Opera Presents New Production Of ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE Featuring The Joffrey Ballet
by Julie Musbach - February 20, 2018

Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's spring presentation of Christoph Willibald Gluck's landmark masterpiece, Orpheus and Eurydice, which will be conducted by James Conlon, the company's Richard Seaver Music Director. The ...
Celebrity Opera Series Continues With Elina Garanca At The Broad Stage, 3/3 Photo Celebrity Opera Series Continues With Elina Garanca At The Broad Stage, 3/3
by Alexa Criscitiello - February 14, 2018

Broad Stage's 2018 Celebrity Opera Series continues with Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano with orchestra conducted by Karel Mark Chichon, in An Homage to Spain....
Pacific Symphony's Opera Initiative Enters Seventh Year With Mozart's Beloved THE MAG Photo Pacific Symphony's Opera Initiative Enters Seventh Year With Mozart's Beloved THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Alexa Criscitiello - February 08, 2018

Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, once again presents semi-staged opera-this season featuring one of Mozart's most beloved, popular and captivating operas, "The Magic Flute." This fairy tale about love is told through the characters Tamino, a prince, and Papageno, a bird catcher...
POP's Josh Shaw Takes On 'Barber' For Opera Santa Barbara Photo POP's Josh Shaw Takes On 'Barber' For Opera Santa Barbara
by Alexa Criscitiello - February 08, 2018

Gioachino Rossini's laugh-out-loud romantic comedy returns to Opera Santa Barbara for the first time since 2001. The Barber of Seville has been entertaining audiences for more than 200 years with its outrageous stage antics and vocal acrobatics. Featuring some of opera's most recognizable tunes, aud...
Review Roundup: Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole in LA Opera's CANDIDE Photo Review Roundup: Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole in LA Opera's CANDIDE
by Alan Henry - February 05, 2018

LA Opera will present its premiere of Candide, Leonard Bernstein's 1956 musical comedy classic. Music Director James Conlon will conduct a cast led by Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer and Tony winner Christine Ebersole, both making their company debuts. Performances take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavi...
LA Opera Adds Matinee Performance of CANDIDE Photo LA Opera Adds Matinee Performance of CANDIDE
by Julie Musbach - January 29, 2018

Due to ticket demand, LA Opera has scheduled an additional matinee performance of Candide, Leonard Bernstein's 1956 Broadway classic. The added performance will take place on Saturday, February 17, at 2pm....
BWW Review: CANDIDE at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Photo BWW Review: CANDIDE at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - January 29, 2018

On January 27, 2018, Los Angeles Opera presented the Bernstein work at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with a cast that included Emmy-winning television star Kelsey Grammer. He is best remembered for his two-decade-long portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the situation comedies Cheers, Wing...
BWW Review: A Stunning & Captivating CANDIDE Maestro Bernstein Would Be So Proud of Photo BWW Review: A Stunning & Captivating CANDIDE Maestro Bernstein Would Be So Proud of
by Gil Kaan - January 28, 2018

From the moment the amazing James Conlon-conducted orchestra began their crisp, lively 'Overture' to 'Quartet Finale,' the close of Act One; this remarkable production of CANDIDE entranced the Dorothy Chandler audience. Then after a short intermission, these talented performers and musicians had the...
Renee Fleming Returns to LA Opera in Recital Photo Renee Fleming Returns to LA Opera in Recital
by Julie Musbach - January 24, 2018

LA Opera will present one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, superstar soprano Ren e Fleming, who will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a recital with pianist Hartmut H ll at 7:30pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. In addition, on February 5, Ms. Fleming will help launch LA Opera's M...
Los Angeles Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Los Angeles Opera Announces 2018/19 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - January 18, 2018

Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Pl cido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2018/19 season, planned by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon and Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco President and CEO Christopher Koelsch. ...
ELIXIR OF LOVE Brings 80's Nostalgia to Center Stage Opera Photo ELIXIR OF LOVE Brings 80's Nostalgia to Center Stage Opera
by Alexa Criscitiello - January 17, 2018

Center Stage Opera presents an original, modern production of Donizetti's classic comic opera, The Elixir Of Love. Inspired by film director John Hughes' teen comedies of the '80s, Director Dylan F. Thomas has set the opera on a high school campus in The Valley, circa 1985. The heroine is now...
Full Cast and Creative Announced for CANDIDE Starring Grammer and Ebersole Photo Full Cast and Creative Announced for CANDIDE Starring Grammer and Ebersole
by Julie Musbach - January 09, 2018

General Director Pl cido Domingo has announced final details about LA Opera's company premiere of Candide, Leonard Bernstein's 1956 musical comedy classic. Music Director James Conlon will conduct a cast led by Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer and Tony winner Christine Ebersole, both making their company ...
Celebrity Opera Series Commences With JONAS KAUFMANN At The Broad Stage, 1/15 Photo Celebrity Opera Series Commences With JONAS KAUFMANN At The Broad Stage, 1/15
by Alexa Criscitiello - January 03, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage's 2018 Celebrity Opera Series commences on January 15 with Jonas Kaufmann, tenor with Helmut Deutsch, piano. The Telegraph has singled out Jonas Kaufmann as the world's greatest tenor....
Patty McKenna Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors Photo Patty McKenna Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors
by Alexa Criscitiello - December 13, 2017

Patty McKenna was elected to the LA Opera board of directors at a meeting held today. Ms. McKenna is currently a portfolio manager and principal with Hotchkis and Wiley, a $30 billion institutional money management firm. She has 31 years of industry experience and is an equity owner of the firm. She...
Brandenburg Concertos to Be Performed by Los Angeles Chamber Opera Photo Brandenburg Concertos to Be Performed by Los Angeles Chamber Opera
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs the complete cycle of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos led from the first chair by LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and featuring harpsichord superstar (The Times) Mahan Esfahani, today, December 9, 8 pm, at Beckman Auditorium, Caltech, Pasadena, and Sunday, De...
The Broad Stage Announces 2018 Celebrity Opera Series Photo The Broad Stage Announces 2018 Celebrity Opera Series
by Alexa Criscitiello - November 20, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica announces the artists of the 2018 Celebrity Opera Series, which commences on January 15 with Jonas Kaufmann with Helmut Deutsch, piano; followed by El?na Garan?a with orchestra conducted by Karl Mark Chichon on March 3; and Angela Gheorghiu and Vittorio...