County approval spurs on a new plaza for the Music Center

artist's conception of new plan

The iconic downtown space will soon get a $30 million facelift, increasing ADA accessibility, presenting options, and dining options for visitors.  A new welcome center will make it easier for visitors to get information about the various theaters and amenities at The Music Center, and the changes are projected to double current capacity, allowing space for … Read more

LA Opera about town

Yesterday was a big day for Los Angeles Opera.  With a Dulce Rosa dress rehearsal in Santa Monica and a Tosca dress at the Music Center, the company was plenty busy.  Placido Domingo is conducting both productions, and several of the chorus members are in both, as well.  As luck would have it, we were … Read more

Rats! (The best part!)

On Wednesday night, LA Opera held the final dress rehearsal for Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella). With maestro James Conlon at the helm, the orchestra played magnificently, laying the the groundwork for the cast to shine. The production, originally from Houston Grand Opera, is relatively low-budget, but it works. There are tons of little surprises throughout, … Read more

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