LOS ANGELES OPERA NEWS COVERAGE

LA Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA LA Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Placido Domingo has announced final details about the company's upcoming presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, conducted by James Conlon...
LBO Presents World Premiere of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE At The Warner Grand LBO Presents World Premiere of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE At The Warner Grand
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2019

The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis, a world premiere commissioned and presented by Long Beach Opera on June 15th, 22nd and 23rd, explores the interrogation and coerced confessions of five teenagers wrongly convicted of a crime in New York City in the 1980's. The opera details their stories, incl...
Long Beach Opera Announces Its 2019-2020 Season Long Beach Opera Announces Its 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2019

LBO's 2020 season is tailor-made for curious minds and adventurous spirits. As always we bring a full season of the unseen and unheard, adding two new locations and a U.S. Premiere....
BWW Review: MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Aratani Theatre BWW Review: MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Aratani Theatre
by Maria Nockin - April 16, 2019

On Sunday April 14 Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera, Madama Butterfly, in Japanese and English in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo. The company also live-streamed it online. Did anyone ever think an American Navy officer would speak to a young Japanese lady in Italian? l'...
Numi Opera Presents Inaugural Production DER ZWERG Numi Opera Presents Inaugural Production DER ZWERG
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2019

Numi Opera and its inaugural production -- Alexander Von Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg based on a story by Oscar Wilde -- is announced. Directed by Numi Opera Executive Director Gail R. Gordon with musical direction by Christopher Luthi, the rarely performed opera will have two performances on Thursday, May...
BWW Interview: Josh Shaw, director of Pacific Opera Project Bilingual Production of Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY BWW Interview: Josh Shaw, director of Pacific Opera Project Bilingual Production of Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by Shari Barrett - April 04, 2019

This month, Pacific Opera Project (POP) is presenting its most ambitious production to date: the first ever true-to-story bilingual Madama Butterfly with a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw, interviewed for this story, and Opera in the Heights Artistic Director Eiki Isomura. Th...
Great Opera & Film Choruses Concerts To Celebrate Current Cinematic Scores & Opera Classics Great Opera & Film Choruses Concerts To Celebrate Current Cinematic Scores & Opera Classics
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2019

Thousands of movie lovers have seen the acclaimed films Us, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Captain Marvel in recent weeks. In May the Los Angeles Master Chorale gives fans the chance to hear them, performing music by composers Michael Abels, John Powell, and Pinar Toprak in a concer...
BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood
by Maria Nockin - March 04, 2019

On March 3, 2019, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented its more-than-a-little-bit-zany version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE) at Los Angeles's El Portal Theatre. POP Director and Designer Josh Shaw and Baritone E. Scott Levin premiered a new English version of Emanue...
LA Opera Off Grand and BASE Hologram present CALLAS IN CONCERT LA Opera Off Grand and BASE Hologram present CALLAS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2019

BASE Hologram, the leading producer of holographic based live entertainment, in partnership with LA Opera through its LA Opera Off Grand program, presents a special one-night-only event featuring renowned opera sensation Maria Callas....
Pacific Opera Project Presents First Ever True-to-Story Bilingual Production Of Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Pacific Opera Project Presents First Ever True-to-Story Bilingual Production Of Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2019

On April 6, 13 and 14, 2019 at the Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in LA's Little Tokyo, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presents its most ambitious production to date: the first ever true-to-story bilingual Madama Butterfly. With a new libretto written by POP Arti...
Long Beach Opera Announces Community Conversations Long Beach Opera Announces Community Conversations
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2019

Long Beach Opera believes that discussions inspired by art should extend beyond the lobby of the theater. For this reason, LBO is using its 40th anniversary season theme, Justice, as a catalyst to present its brand new five-event series called Community Conversations February 9 through June 6....
Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2019

Members of The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program will perform Johann Strauss's beloved operetta Die Fledermaus at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre on Thursday, February 21 and Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts....
BWW Preview: 2019 OPERA IN at Various LA Theaters BWW Preview: 2019 OPERA IN at Various LA Theaters
by Maria Nockin - January 08, 2019

Los Angeles Opera and Pacific Opera Projects have a number of interesting offerings for late winter and spring of 2019. LA Opera presents performances of the classic film, THE LOSER, on February 22 and 23, 2019, at The Theatre in the Ace Hotel. It will feature the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Pri...
LA Opera Off Grand Presents World Premiere Of P R I S M LA Opera Off Grand Presents World Premiere Of P R I S M
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2018

LA Opera Off Grand presents the world premiere of a new work by composer Ellen Reid and librettist Roxie Perkins: 'p r i s m.' ...
LA Opera's HANSEL AND GRETEL Features 39 Members Of LA Children's Chorus LA Opera's HANSEL AND GRETEL Features 39 Members Of LA Children's Chorus
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2018

Some 39 members of Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), one of the world's leading children's choirs, are featured in LA Opera's production of Humperdinck's enchanting Hansel and Gretel conducted by James Conlon and starring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (The Witch), mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (Hansel)...
BWW Interview: Baritone Gabriel Manro Bridging the Slim Divide Between Opera & Musical Theatre BWW Interview: Baritone Gabriel Manro Bridging the Slim Divide Between Opera & Musical Theatre
by Gil Kaan - November 05, 2018

Southern California's Verdi Chorus will cap off their 35th anniversary season with their Fall 2018 concert PASSIONE! OPERA! The two performances at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 will feature four guest artists: soprano Julie Makerov, mezzo soprano Janelle De...
BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Thorne Hall Occidental College BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Thorne Hall Occidental College
by Maria Nockin - October 29, 2018

On Sunday October 28, 2018, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Giuseppe Verdi's well-loved opera, LA TRAVIATA to a full house at Occidental College's Thorne Hall in Pasadena. Director and Designer Josh Shaw presented a traditional production with a unit set that spoke of flowers and the beauty of...
Pacific Opera Project Partners With Occidental College Glee Club To Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Pacific Opera Project Partners With Occidental College Glee Club To Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2018

Pacific Opera Project (POP) joins forces with The Occidental College Glee Club for two performances of Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata on October 27 and 28, 2018 at Occidental College's Thorne Hall. Following a wonderful experience together producing The Rake's Progress in 2016, the collaboration allow...
LA Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL Conducted By James Conlon LA Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL Conducted By James Conlon
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's upcoming revival of Hansel and Gretel, composer Engelbert Humperdinck's uniquely charming classic for all ages....
This Halloween, LA Opera Off Grand Returns To The Theatre At Ace Hotel With VAMPYR This Halloween, LA Opera Off Grand Returns To The Theatre At Ace Hotel With VAMPYR
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2018

On October 27 and 31, LA Opera presents a special Halloween treat for cinephiles and opera lovers alike: a screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer's suspenseful and surreal 1932 cinematic masterpiece Vampyr, featuring the world premiere of a new musical score by Joby Talbot performed live at the spectacula...
Long Beach Opera's Three Tales At The Ernest Borgnine Theater Long Beach Opera's Three Tales At The Ernest Borgnine Theater
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2018

Three Tales by Steve Reich, with visuals by Beryl Korot, will open the Long Beach Opera's 40th Anniversary Season, for two performances Saturday, November 3 at 6pm and Sunday, November 4 at 2:30pm at the Ernest Borgnine Theater, Scottish Rite Event Center, in Long Beach, CA.  The production is sung ...
Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen Elected to LA Opera Board of Directors Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen Elected to LA Opera Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - October 05, 2018

Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen were elected to the LA Opera board of directors on Tuesday. The board additionally approved a resolution that affirms its longstanding commitment to cultural equity and inclusion. LA Opera, the fourth largest opera company in the nation, also announced the addition of ...
L.A. Opera Presents SATYAGRAHA By Philip Glass L.A. Opera Presents SATYAGRAHA By Philip Glass
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company premiere of Satyagraha by Philip Glass....
The Verdi Chorus 35th Anniversary Season Ends with PASSIONE! OPERA! The Verdi Chorus 35th Anniversary Season Ends with PASSIONE! OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum.   As the only choral group in Southern California...
Pacific Opera Project Partners With Occidental College Glee Club To Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Pacific Opera Project Partners With Occidental College Glee Club To Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2018

Pacific Opera Project (POP) joins forces with The Occidental College Glee Club for two performances of Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata on October 27 and 28, 2018 at Occidental College's Thorne Hall. Following a wonderful experience together producing The Rake's Progress in 2016, the collaboration allow...