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The latest news on performances of Opera in Los Angeles.

Review: TURANDOT at LA Opera
by Andrew Child - May 22, 2024

A sharp blade wielded threateningly, forced perspective creating looming palatial walls, the rotting heads of failed suitors, and a princess literally shrouded in mystery quickly orient us within Puccini’s iconic fairytale....

LA Opera to Present World Premiere Of Joel Thompson's FIRE AND BLUE SKY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 09, 2024

LA Opera will present the world premiere of a major new commission: the orchestral song cycle Fire and Blue Sky by Emmy-winning composer Joel Thompson and librettist Imani Tolliver. Learn how to purchase tickets !...

BroadStage Presents Elīna Garanča With Orchestra, Conducted By Karel Mark Chichon On May 10
by A.A. Cristi - April 19, 2024

BroadStage audience favorite mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča returns as part of the Celebrity Opera Recital Series on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:30pm at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center. Garanča is accompanied by an orchestra with the highly esteemed British condu...

Video: Get A First Look At LA Opera's LA TRAVIATA
by Joshua Wright - April 08, 2024

Get a first look at LA Opera's production of Giuseppe Verdi's beloved romantic tragedy, La Traviata, starring soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen - now on stage through April 27th, 2024....

Pacific Opera Project Announces 2024-2025 Season
by A.A. Cristi - March 21, 2024

Discover Pacific Opera Project's 2024-2025 season, featuring the LA premiere of RUSALKA, US premiere of LA SCUOLA DE' GELOSI, and a co-production of H.M.S. PINAFORE with Opera Las Vegas....

PATTI LUPONE: A LIFE IN NOTES is Coming to LA Opera in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 18, 2024

LA Opera will present Broadway legend Patti LuPone in her first solo show with the company, performing her personal musical memoir entitled A Life in Notes. Learn how to purchase tickets....

James Conlon To Become Conductor Laureate Of LA Opera In 2026
by A.A. Cristi - March 13, 2024

James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera since 2006, has announced that the 2025/26 season will be his final season as music director....

Video: New Trailer For LA Opera's HIGHWAY 1, USA & THE DWARF Double Bill
by Joshua Wright - February 26, 2024

Get a first look at an all-new trailer for LA Opera's new production of an operatic double bill featuring William Grant Still's Highway 1, USA along with Alexander Zemlinsky's The Dwarf. ...

Video: Maestro James Conlon's on LA Opera's THE DWARF
by Joshua Wright - February 21, 2024

LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, James Conlon explores 'The Dwarf' - the story, its history, and of course, the music. Watch this all-new video to learn even more about this stunning opera....

Video: Director Kaneza Schaal on Staging HIGHWAY 1, USA at LA Opera
by Joshua Wright - February 14, 2024

Watch as director Kaneza Schaal talks about about LA Opera's new production of William Grant Still's Highway 1, USA performing  as the first part of an operatic double bill with Alexander Zemlinsky's The Dwarf. Feb. 24 to Mar. 17. ...

Hilary Maiberger And Grant Garry to Lead BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Opera San Luis Obispo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 12, 2024

Opera San Luis Obispo will present the  Disney musical BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Learn more about the production and see how to purchase tickets....

Video: Watch a Preview of COSI FAN TUTTE, Coming to LA Opera in March 2025
by Blair Ingenthron - February 04, 2024

LA Opera has just announced its 2024/25 season, including Cosi fan tutte, running March 8th through 30th, 2025. Watch a video preview of the production below!...

Video: Watch a Preview for ROMEO AND JULIET, Coming to LA Opera in November
by Blair Ingenthron - February 04, 2024

LA Opera has just announced its 2024/25 season, including Romeo and Juliet, running from November 2nd through 23rd. Watch a video preview of the production here!...

Video: Watch a Preview of MADAME BUTTERFLY at LA Opera, Beginning in September
by Blair Ingenthron - February 04, 2024

LA Opera has just announced its 2024/25 season, which includes Madame Butterfly, running September 21st through October 13th. Watch the video preview of the production here!...

Video: Watch a Preview of LA Opera's AINADAMAR: THE FOUNTAIN OF TEARS, Coming in 2025
by Blair Ingenthron - February 04, 2024

LA Opera has announced its 2024/25 season, including AINADAMAR: THE FOUNTAIN OF TEARS, which runs from April 26th through May 18th. Watch a preview of the production here!...

Video: Watch a Preview for RIGOLETTO, Coming to LA Opera in May
by Blair Ingenthron - February 04, 2024

LA Opera has just announced its 2024/25 season, including a production of Rigletto, starring Quinn Kelsey. Watch a video preview of the production here!...

LA Opera 2024/25 Season to Include ROMEO AND JULIET, Concerts from Kelli O'Hara and Kristin Chenoweth, and More
by Blair Ingenthron - February 03, 2024

LA Opera President and CEO Christopher Koelsch has announced details for the company's 39th season. Music Director James Conlon will conduct three of the five mainstage productions, with other mainstage performances led by Resident Conductor Lina González-Granados and by guest conductor Domingo Hind...

Guild Opera Company to Present IL TABARRO & SUOR ANGELICA First Weekend In February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 24, 2024

Guild Opera Company presents a captivating double bill of Puccini's IL TABARRO & SUOR ANGELICA. ...

Long Beach Opera World Premiere Of ISOLA At The Compound Long Beach, February 3, 10, 11
by A.A. Cristi - January 17, 2024

ISOLA–a prismatic meditation on time, mental health and isolation– is the new opera by composer Alyssa Weinberg with a text by poet J. Mae Barizo that launches Long Beach Opera's 2024 Season. ...

Guild Opera Company to Present 5 TENORS In Concert This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - January 07, 2024

Guild Opera Company presents a 5 Tenors Concert showcasing the incredible talents of Dongwhi Baek, Elias Berezin, Chris Hunter, Felipe Prado, and Emesh Wijewardena. Join them for an unforgettable evening of beloved classics and mesmerizing performances....

Beth Morrison Projects Presents West Coast Premiere Of MAGDALENE At REDCAT Los Angeles
by A.A. Cristi - December 14, 2023

Morrison Projects announces West Coast performances of MAGDALENE at The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles. ...

Long Beach Opera Receives 1.25 Million Gift From Carol Richards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 30, 2023

Long Beach Opera announces a generous gift of $1.25 million from Carol Richards. Major donations and grants are also announced, and single tickets are now on sale....

Interview: Audra McDonald Lighting Up LA Opera Again
by Gil Kaan - November 28, 2023

Broadway legend Audra McDonald returns to LA Opera backed by the LA Opera Orchestra and her four-piece ensemble (led by musical director Andy Einhorn) December 2, 2023. Be prepared to experience the stunning vocals of six-time Tony winner singing her expansive Broadway and opera repertoire filling t...

VIDEO: Watch Clips from Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at LA Opera
by Blair Ingenthron - October 22, 2023

Watch clips from Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at LA Opera, running now through November 12th!...

Pacific Opera Project Presents HANDEL'S MESS-CIDER SING-A-LONG At Benny Boy Brewing On December 11
by A.A. Cristi - October 17, 2023

Heading into the holiday season, Pacific Opera Project (POP) hosts Handel's Mess-Cider Sing-A-Long on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Benny Boy Brewing. ...

Pacific Opera Project Launches Inaugural Artist Recital Series With Cabaret Confidential And American Cabaret
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 11, 2023

Pacific Opera Project is launching its inaugural Artist Recital Series featuring Cabaret Confidential and American Cabaret. Enjoy a matinee program of cabaret-style songs by classical composers and explore a diverse array of culture and language through a selection of incredible and rarely heard Am...

GRAMMY Award-Winning Baritone Lucas Meachem to Host a Free Masterclass at MiMoDa Studio
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 26, 2023

GRAMMY Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem will host a free masterclass on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 1:00PM at MiMoDa Studio in Los Angeles....

Pacific Opera Project to Present Los Angeles Premiere of SCALIA/GINSBURG in Double Bill with TRIAL BY JURY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 26, 2023

Don't miss the LA premiere performances of Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury, presented as a double bill by Pacific Opera Project. ...

A LA BOHEME for Today
by Team BWW - September 18, 2023

Valley Opera and Performing Arts (VOPA) presents a uniquely relevant production of Puccini’s cherished opera, La Boheme....




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