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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 ... (more...)
BWW Review: DON CARLO at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion BWW Review: DON CARLO at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - September 23, 2018

Los Angeles Opera assembled an all-star cast for its opening night revival of Verdi's DON CARLO on September 22, 2018. James Conlon led approximately 75 musicians as they embarked on another excursion into the dark world of sixteenth century Spain and the Inquisition. Verdi's DON CARLO tells a fasci... (more...)
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... (more...)
Sonya Yoncheva Kicks Off Celebrity Opera Series At The Broad Stage Sonya Yoncheva Kicks Off Celebrity Opera Series At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - September 06, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage's 2018-19 Celebrity Opera Series opens with one of the most acclaimed sopranos in the world, Sonya Yoncheva, with Domingo Hindoyan, conductor, on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm.  Zachary Woolfe said in The New York Times, "Yoncheva is a performer that I'd seek out, no... (more...)
LA Opera Presents DON CARLO Starring Placido Domingo LA Opera Presents DON CARLO Starring Placido Domingo
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's season-opening presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Don Carlo.... (more...)
Overtone Presents New Ritualistic Opera CYNOSEMMA Overtone Presents New Ritualistic Opera CYNOSEMMA
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2018

Overtone Industries, in collaboration with By The Souls of Our Feet (BTSOOF), is proud to present Part I of their epic tale, Cynosemma: A Dirge from the Dog's Tomb, running for four performances over the weekend of Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19, 2018. Co-Directed by Nathan Singh and ... (more...)
LA Opera Presents Free Live Simulcast Of DON CARLO In Two Locations LA Opera Presents Free Live Simulcast Of DON CARLO In Two Locations
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2018

Back by popular demand, LA Opera's fifth season of annual live simulcasts-Opera in the Park and Opera at the Beach-will continue at two locations this year. At 6pm on September 22, 2018, LA Opera's season-opening performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo will be transmitted live in high-definition v... (more...)
Audra McDonald Returns to LA Opera May 20 Audra McDonald Returns to LA Opera May 20
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2018

The multitalented Audra McDonald, winner of a record six Tony Awards, will return to Los Angeles in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra. The concert will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012) on Sunday, May 20, at 3pm.... (more...)
BWW Interview: THE VERDI CHORUS, A Musical Family Related by the Love of Opera BWW Interview: THE VERDI CHORUS, A Musical Family Related by the Love of Opera
by Ellen Dostal - April 18, 2018

For the past 35 years, members of The Verdi Chorus have celebrated their shared love of music, and their ability to raise those goosebumps, by lifting their voices in song. This spring, they will mark their milestone anniversary with two special concerts on April 28th and 29th at the First United Me... (more...)
LA Opera Announces Casting Updates For RIGOLETTO LA Opera Announces Casting Updates For RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2018

LA Opera has announced two cast changes for its upcoming production of Rigoletto (May 12 through June 3, 2018).... (more...)
LA Opera Presents New Production Of ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE Featuring The Joffrey Ballet LA Opera Presents New Production Of ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE Featuring The Joffrey Ballet
by BWW News Desk - 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 ... (more...)
LA Opera Adds Matinee Performance of CANDIDE LA Opera Adds Matinee Performance of CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: CANDIDE at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 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... (more...)
Renee Fleming Returns to LA Opera in Recital Renee Fleming Returns to LA Opera in Recital
by BWW News Desk - 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... (more...)
Full Cast and Creative Announced for CANDIDE Starring Grammer and Ebersole 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 ... (more...)
Christine Ebersole Joins Kelsey Grammer and More in CANDIDE at LA Opera Christine Ebersole Joins Kelsey Grammer and More in CANDIDE at LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2017

Broadway legend Christine Ebersole will make her LA Opera debut in the company's 2018 production of Candide, composer Leonard Bernstein's 1956 Broadway classic.... (more...)
LA Opera Off Grand to Present LA BELLE ET LA BETE with Live Performance of Philip Glass Score LA Opera Off Grand to Present LA BELLE ET LA BETE with Live Performance of Philip Glass Score
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2017

From October 28 through 31, LA Opera presents a special Halloween treat for cinephiles and opera lovers alike: a screening of Jean Cocteau's ravishingly beautiful 1946 cinematic masterpiece La Belle et la B te ('Beauty and the Beast'), with an enchanting Philip Glass score performed live by the Phil... (more...)
BWW Review: NABUCCO at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion BWW Review: NABUCCO at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - October 15, 2017

On Oct 14, 2017, Los Angeles Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, NABUCCO in a new and extremely well detailed production by Thaddeus Strassberger.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - October 08, 2017

On October 7, 2017, Los Angeles Opera presented Georges Bizet's THE PEARL FISHERS starring sweet-voiced Mexican star tenor Javier Camarena as Nadir. Steel-voiced Mexican baritone Alfredo Daza, was Zurga, his rival for the hand of Leila, a beautiful priestess who had taken a vow of chastity.... (more...)
BWW Review: CARMEN at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion BWW Review: CARMEN at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - September 10, 2017

CARMEN, the title character in Georges Bizet's opera, is a young woman who wants the social freedoms nineteenth century men simply took for granted. Sung magnificently by Ana Maria Martinez, Carmen is suave and self-confident, but enroute to certain destruction. Currently, L A Opera is offering an e... (more...)
L.A. Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with CARMEN L.A. Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo has announced that due to overwhelming ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of the company's season-opening production of Carmen, conducted by Music Director James Conlon and starring company favorite Ana Maria Martinez. Tickets for this newly sche... (more...)
Superstar Ren e Fleming Returns to LA Opera in February Superstar Ren e Fleming Returns to LA Opera in February
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced that soprano Renee Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated singers of her generation, will return to LA Opera for a recital on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, joined by her frequent collaborator, pianist Hartmut Holl.... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2017

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. Ther... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13 Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

On May 13, 20. & 21, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of As One, an inspiring story about identity, authenticity and compassion by composer Laura Kaminsky with librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. ... (more...)
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4 Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

On May 4, 2017, LA Opera will present soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jader Bignamini. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.... (more...)