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The Music Center Will Welcome the Return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with O Photo The Music Center Will Welcome the Return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with ODE and OUNCE OF FAITH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2020

Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center), programmed by TMC Arts, marks the return performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from March 18-22, 2020.

Wake Up With BWW 2/3: Jerry Herman Memorial Tonight, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/3: Jerry Herman Memorial Tonight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

Today's top stories: Broadway gathers to remember Jerry Herman tonight, and more!

BWW Review: EURYDICE at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Photo BWW Review: EURYDICE at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Feb 2, 2020

On February 1, 2020, Los Angeles Opera presented the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin's third opera, Euridice. He composed it together with Sarah Ruhl who wrote the original 2003 play. Aucoin, Ruhl, and this presentation's stage director, Mary Zimmerman, have been the recipients of the MacArthur Fellowships known as 'Genius Grants.' 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2020 U.S. Tour Kicks Off During Black History Mo Photo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2020 U.S. Tour Kicks Off During Black History Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020

Following five-weeks of exceptional performances in New York City, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will continue its ‚ÄúAiley Revealed‚ÄĚ season during a 21-city North American tour which kicks off during Black History Month. The 2020 engagement opens on February 4th at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with a gala to benefit Ailey's D.C. programs, including the creation of new works, Arts-In-Education activities, and scholarships to talented young area dancers to attend The Ailey School in New York. Other major cities throughout the tour include Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Seattle, Houston, and Boston, culminating with a Mother's Day performance in Newark on May 10th.

LA Opera Announces 2020/21 Season Photo LA Opera Announces 2020/21 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2020

LA Opera President and CEO Christopher Koelsch today announced the company's 35th season, which will include six mainstage productions a?" one of them a company premiere and five productions new to Los Angeles a?" and two concerts presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with additional performances presented in other venues through the company's Off Grand and Connects initiatives.

BWW Interview: Sarah Ruhl Re-Creates Her EURYDICE Into A World Premiere Opera Photo BWW Interview: Sarah Ruhl Re-Creates Her EURYDICE Into A World Premiere Opera
by Gil Kaan - Jan 20, 2020

The LA Opera and the Metropolitan Opera join forces to co-produce the world premiere of EURYDICE from the creative minds of composer/conductor Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl; beginning February 1, 2020 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Based on Sarah's 2003 play EURYDICE, this Greek myth unfolds from the heroine's perspective. Mary Zimmerman directs a talented cast that includes: Danielle de Niese, Rod Gilfry, Joshua Hopkins, John Holiday, Barry Banks, Stacey Tappan, Raehann Bryce-Davis and Kevin Ray. Sarah graciously took time out to answer a few of my inquisitive queries.

Video: LA Opera Presents World Premiere Of EURYDICE By Matthew Aucoin And Sarah Ruhl Photo Video: LA Opera Presents World Premiere Of EURYDICE By Matthew Aucoin And Sarah Ruhl
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 17, 2020

LA Opera begins the new year with a new opera: the world premiere of Eurydice  by composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl, based on her 2003 play of the same name. Directed by Mary Zimmerman, Eurydice opens on February 1, 2020.

LA Opera Presents World Premiere Of EURYDICE By Matthew Aucoin And Sarah Ruhl Photo LA Opera Presents World Premiere Of EURYDICE By Matthew Aucoin And Sarah Ruhl
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 18, 2019

LA Opera begins the new year with a new opera: the world premiere of Eurydice  by composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl, based on her 2003 play of the same name. Directed by Mary Zimmerman, Eurydice opens on February 1, 2020.

Quinn Kelsey will make his LA Opera Debut in ROBERTO DEVEREUX Photo Quinn Kelsey will make his LA Opera Debut in ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by Alan Henry - Dec 5, 2019

Last season, Quinn Kelsey returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Germont in La Traviata and as Amonasro in Aida. He also returned to Zurich for the title role in Rigoletto and to Hawaii for more performances as Germont. He made debuts in Dallas as Ford in Falstaff and in Spain at the Peralada festival as Germont.

Video: Go Behind The Scenes of LA Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Photo Video: Go Behind The Scenes of LA Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 26, 2019

The Magic Flute, one of LA Opera's most sensational productions, returns this season to transport audiences into an enchanted fantasy world. 

LA Opera Celebrates Empowering Women Through EURYDICE FOUND Festival Photo LA Opera Celebrates Empowering Women Through EURYDICE FOUND Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

Inspired by LA Opera's upcoming world premiere of Eurydice - a new opera created by composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl - artists, scholars and community members across Los Angeles will come together in 2020 to share their stories and their art through Eurydice Found, a festival dedicated to new perspectives on the enduring Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Photo BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Nov 17, 2019

On Saturday evening, November 16, 2019, Los Angeles Opera presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Emanuel Schickaneder's 1791 singspiel, The Magic Flute. The unusual production, which involved the appearance of screens reminiscent of 1920s silent films, was originally devised by Barry Kosky, Suzanne Andrade, and Paul Barritt for Berlin's Komische Oper. 

BWW Interview: Russian Tenor Bogdan Volkov Tuned In On His LA Opera Debut in THE MAGI Photo BWW Interview: Russian Tenor Bogdan Volkov Tuned In On His LA Opera Debut in THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Gil Kaan - Nov 10, 2019

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's classic THE MAGIC FLUTE opens this week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday November 16, 2019; under the baton of James Conlon (with Grant Gershon conducting on December 1, 12 and 15). This will be the third LA Opera mounting of 1927 and Barrie Kosky's avant-garde THE MAGIC FLUTE merging animation with live performance. I had the chance to present a few questions to Bodgan Volkov, who's making his Los Angeles Opera debut as Tamino, the prince and current bearer of the magic flute.

BWW Review: FACETED PERFECTION IN JEWELS  BALANCHINE'S GEM  PERFORMED BY THE FAMOUS M Photo BWW Review: FACETED PERFECTION IN JEWELS BALANCHINE'S GEM PERFORMED BY THE FAMOUS MARIINSKY BALLET at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 8, 2019

ometimes it's nice not to have to follow a dramatic storyline throughout a ballet, and just be able to enjoy the performances, the artistry, the costumes, the captivating choreography and the whole presentation. This, is such a ballet. Before the performance began, there was a wonderful, informative and interesting lecture, or talk, given on the expansive and beautiful mezzanine of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion by Elizabeth Kaye. It's worth the fight through the rush-hour traffic to get there in time to listen to her expound on the history and trademarks of this impeccable and invaluable Ballet Company. It so enhances everything when you see the performance. It is an offering from Glory Kaufman Presents: Dance at the Music Center at the Los Angeles' premiere venue for dance, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Free Holidays Events at The Music Center and Grand Park in DTLA Photo Free Holidays Events at The Music Center and Grand Park in DTLA
by Rebecca Russo - Oct 31, 2019

L.A. County Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  December 2, 2019 5:00 p.m.a?" 6:00 p.m. The Music Center Plaza (135. N. Grand Ave.) Los Angeles kicks off the holiday season with the County's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The joyous celebration will include civic speakers, including Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and performances by Brass Pacifica and a local school choir. The event is free and open to the public, plus hot cocoa will be served to keep attendees warm!

LA Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns Next Month Photo LA Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns Next Month
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 22, 2019

The Magic Flute, one of LA Opera's most sensational productions, returns this season to transport audiences into an enchanted fantasy world. 

Los Angeles Children's Chorus Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Los Angeles Children's Chorus Announces 2019-20 Season
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2019

The Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz and  considered among the world's leading children's choirs, announces its 2019-2020 season.

BWW Review: JAVIER CAMARENA RECITAL at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Photo BWW Review: JAVIER CAMARENA RECITAL at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Oct 21, 2019

On the evening of October 20, 2019, Los Angeles Opera presented a recital by Javier Camarena and pianist √Āngel Rodr√≠guez at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Camarena is the Mexican tenor who made news at the Metropolitan Opera when he and the orchestra under Fabio Luisi repeated their rendition of Don Ramiro's aria 'Si, ritrovarla io giuro' (a?oeYes,¬† I'll find her, I sweara??) from Rossini's La Cenerentola.

PHOTO: Kristin Chenoweth and Cheyenne Jackson Stop By LA Opera's THE LIGHT IN THE PIA Photo PHOTO: Kristin Chenoweth and Cheyenne Jackson Stop By LA Opera's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth and Cheyenne Jackson recently stopped by LA Opera's The Light in the Piazza! The pair posed for a photo backstage with Dove Cameron, before Chenoweth took to Twitter to gush over the production.

Programming Announced For Fifth Annual GRAND AVE ARTS: ALL ACCESS Photo Programming Announced For Fifth Annual GRAND AVE ARTS: ALL ACCESS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 18, 2019

Grand Ave Arts: All Access, the fifth annual, one-day, free community event, returns on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with a diverse program of family-friendly activities, interactive workshops, performances and tours that highlight and offer access to the world-class arts and cultural organizations on Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th Streets.

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