Fresh start for LA Opera with new season announcement

This annual ritual of fielding one season announcement after another feels different this year, as there are equal parts hopefulness and uncertainty on the agenda. But one thing is clear: opera companies all over the world are aiming to make a splash with their next offerings.

LA’s downtown arts scene will be graced with faves, challenging gems, intriguing specialty projects and starry recital programs, combining for a 2022-23 season that deserves some marked attention. Here’s the rundown, grabbed from their recent email release:

In Case You Missed It: Our 2022/23 Season is Here!

Operas you’ve been waiting for, exciting new works and big stars.

Get ready for some of the world’s greatest operas, with incredible music and stories. LA Opera’s 2022/23 Season is bigger and better than ever. From beloved classics to groundbreaking contemporary works, we’re thrilled to finally be able to share our spectacular lineup with you.

You can rewatch the big reveal here or scroll on to find out what’s in store.

Our season opens with Donizetti’s gripping Lucia of Lammermoor, which follows one woman forced into marriage and murder. We then present a new opera from Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens and composer Michael Abels (Get Out, Us): Omar, the compelling tale of a West African scholar enslaved in the American South. And in a much-anticipated return to LA, superstar soprano Angel Blue stars in the classic tale of love in the time of revolution with Puccini’s Tosca.

In 2023, acclaimed film director James Gray and iconic designer Christian Lacroix team up for a new production for Mozart’s glittering comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. Witness the most gorgeous music imaginable with Debussy’s dreamlike Pelléas and Mélisande, conducted by James Conlon. The season ends on a literal high note, as Verdi meets Shakespeare in Otello, with Artist in Residence Russell Thomas in the thrilling lead role. Learn More

But that’s not all! Discover cutting-edge contemporary works with LA Opera’s Off Grand series. This Halloween, catch the 1931 horror classic Frankenstein with Live Orchestra and a new score by Michael Shapiro. And in 2023, Irish composer Emma O’Halloran premieres two bold one-acts, Mary Motorhead/TRADE, at REDCAT.

There’s a dazzling array of additional musical offerings to be found in our concert and recital series: from Baroque music to classical Spanish guitar, and from Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez to the legendary “people’s diva” Renée Fleming.

It’s never too early to plan your season, and now’s the best time to buy. Design Your Own season with as few as three shows. All package holders enjoy exclusive perks, such as low prices, presale access, locked-in prices, free exchanges, and our ticket guarantee.

We built this season with you in mind. We can’t wait to welcome you back. Explore the Season

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