Los Angeles Opera News

BMOP Season Opening Concert Celebrates New Music Champions, 10/29BMOP Season Opening Concert Celebrates New Music Champions, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, kick-starts its 22nd season with an appreciative salute to multi-generational composers and artists who have led and continue to be leading the contemporary music vanguard. Featuring two resolute proponents of new music, guest soloists Conor Hanick (piano) and Matt Haimovitz (cello), the program includes the regional premiere of Matthew Aucoin's first concerto, as well as pieces by William Schuman, David Sanford, and John Harbison. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera HouseThe Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet today announced that Joffrey will become the resident dance company at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) at the start of the 2020/21 Season. (more...)

Jewish Life Television to Broadcast Yom Kippur Services Coast-To-CoastJewish Life Television to Broadcast Yom Kippur Services Coast-To-Coast
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Jewish Life Television (JLTV) will broadcast Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services held at Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre, coast-to-coast on the Eve of Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre), Friday, September 29, 2017 (5778) and on Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 30, 2017 (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This FallThe Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych TheatreTina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

Gordon Getty's SCARE PAIR Double Bill to Play Danny Kaye Playhouse; Peter Rosen Documentary to Air on WNETGordon Getty's SCARE PAIR Double Bill to Play Danny Kaye Playhouse; Peter Rosen Documentary to Air on WNET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's Scare Pair, a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost - together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues). (more...)

Managing Director Gregory Patterson to Depart WaterTower TheatreManaging Director Gregory Patterson to Depart WaterTower Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Board President Paul Shultz announced today that Managing Director Gregory Patterson will be leaving WaterTower Theatre at the conclusion of his current contract on September 30, 2017. (more...)

L.A. Pittance Chamber Music Performs with members of L.A. Opera Orchestra & Elizabeth ZharoffL.A. Pittance Chamber Music Performs with members of L.A. Opera Orchestra & Elizabeth Zharoff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Pittance Chamber Music, 'an ensemble that can make the spirit soar' (Cultural Cocktail, 2017), kicks off it's 2017-18 Season with an eclectic program of Mozart, Berg, Brahms and Bernstein, featuring Principal players from the LA Opera Orchestra, along with special guests Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artist soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, Milena Gligic, Piano, along with soloists Steven Becknell, Horn and Stuart Clark, Clarinet on Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

OPERA America's Onstage Announces Opera Center SeasonOPERA America's Onstage Announces Opera Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces its 2017 2018 season of Onstage at the Opera Center, which begins on Thursday, October 5, 2017, and runs through May 2018. (more...)

Rameau's SYMPATHY to Make American Premiere with Victory Hall OperaRameau's SYMPATHY to Make American Premiere with Victory Hall Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Victory Hall Opera will present the American Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Sympathy (1751, original title: Acante et Cephise ou La Sympathie), performed in French with English supertitles at The Haven, 112 Market Street, Charlottesville VA, 22902. (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN at Dorothy Chandler PavilionBWW Review: CARMEN at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Sep 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 excellent performance of this beloved opera that Angelinos should not miss. (more...)

Pittance Chamber Music Announces Concert Featuring Members of Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Elizabeth Zharoff, SopranoPittance Chamber Music Announces Concert Featuring Members of Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Elizabeth Zharoff, Soprano
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Pittance Chamber Music, 'an ensemble that can make the spirit soar' (Cultural Cocktail, 2017), kicks off it's 2017-18 Season with an eclectic program of Mozart, Berg, Brahms and Bernstein, featuring Principal players from the LA Opera Orchestra, along with special guests Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artist soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, Milena Gligic, Piano, along with soloists Steven Becknell, Horn and Stuart Clark, Clarinet on Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Arizona Opera Brings 1960's Cult Classic Film to the StageArizona Opera Brings 1960's Cult Classic Film to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Join Hercules and Arizona Opera on an epic quest, fighting legions of supernatural monsters in the underworld with Hercules vs Vampires. Live, on-stage singers, orchestra and conductor synchronize a newly-composed score from Patrick Morganelli with the 1961 film Hercules in the Haunted World, a fine sword-and-sandal tribute to mythology.   Hercules vs Vampires comes to Tucson's Fox Theatre (17 W. Congress St.) on Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. and Phoenix's Symphony Hall (75 N. 2nd St.) on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m.  (more...)

L.A. Chamber Orchestra Receives Historic $1.5 Million Gift For Principal Oboe ChairL.A. Chamber Orchestra Receives Historic $1.5 Million Gift For Principal Oboe Chair
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

=Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), currently celebrating its 50th anniversary season, received a $1.5 million gift, the largest in the Orchestra's history, from philanthropists Carol and Warner Henry, who have championed the Orchestra and consistently been among its top donors since the early 1970s, it was announced by Executive Director Scott Harrison.  The extraordinary gift endows the Principal Oboe Chair, to be titled the "Allan Vogel Chair, endowed by the Henry Family," which is named in honor of Allan Vogel, who served as LACO's much beloved Principal Oboe for 44 years until his retirement in June 2016.  (more...)

Premieres of Two Operas and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary Announced, 10/19-21Premieres of Two Operas and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary Announced, 10/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)

Premieres of Two Operas and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary, 10/19-21Premieres of Two Operas and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary, 10/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, October 25-November 14, 2017,celebrating the former Philharmonic Music Director and Laureate Conductor on the centennial of his birth. The festival - which is part of the worldwide salute to the legacy of the renowned composer, conductor, pianist, and educator - will center on Bernstein's symphonic cycle, conducted by Alan Gilbert and Leonard Slatkin, complemented by other Bernstein works as well as by music by composers he admired and championed. In addition, the Philharmonic will present a Young People's Concert - the series that Bernstein famously brought to national attention through the television broadcasts - titled Inspirations and Tributes: "Celebrating Leonard Bernstein," conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring pianist Makoto Ozone on November 11. A number of other events - ranging from a marathon of Bernstein's Mahler recordings to a partnership with Harvard and University of Michigan to explore Bernstein as an educator and conductor - complement the concerts throughout the centennial season. Bernstein served as the Philharmonic's Music Director from 1958 to 1969, when he was named Laureate Conductor, a title he held until his death in 1990. (more...)

Gustavo Hernandez and Bernard C. Bayer to Perform 'Musical Salon' at Center Stage OperaGustavo Hernandez and Bernard C. Bayer to Perform 'Musical Salon' at Center Stage Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Tenor Gustavo Hernandez and pianist Bernard C. Bayer perform exquisite arias and art songs of Vincenzo Bellini, and Frederic Chopin's magnificent Ballades #1, #3 and #4, in an intimate 'Musical Salon' setting. (more...)

LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN to Return to The Metropolitan Opera This FallLES CONTES D'HOFFMANN to Return to The Metropolitan Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann returns to the Met Opera on September 26 with tenor Vittorio Grigolo reprising the title role of the tortured poet. (more...)

NORMA to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 133rd SeasonNORMA to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 133rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 133rd season on Monday, September 25 with a new production of Bellini's bel canto tragedy Norma. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Met as one of the world's leading interpreters of Norma, singing her first season opening performances. (more...)

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