LA Opera announces 2018-19 season

  LA Opera has announced its lineup for next season, and it looks like a significant upgrade from the relatively safe fare they’ve been offering the last couple of years.  There are some safe bets, with the requisite hefty dose of artistic director Plácido Domingo in two of the six mainstage productions, as well and the … Read more

A Celebration of Young Artists at LA Opera

by Bruce Wright, Lister Reviewer You could tell it was no ordinary opera night, just by looking at the ticket holders drinking, chatting, and waiting for dates outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, April 1st. The plaza was packed with a bubbly, ethnically and sartorially diverse crowd, enjoying the fine evening alongside a … Read more

Choral splendor, champagne and talking about opera

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Choral music is back, with two very different programs from newish and very vigorous local ensembles, both kicking off their new seasons on Sunday: Diving fully into the sacred, LA CHORAL LAB runs the gamut from old to new, with hymns, spirituals and … Read more

The “Season season” has begun with LA Opera: Let the announcements begin!

Let the season announcements begin! LA Opera is one of the first to ante up with their offerings for the 2016-17 season. The upcoming season constitutes a significant uptick in adventure in some ways, as we’re currently in the middle of a fairly safe, if enjoyable, “greatest hits” run (with the exception of the excellent Moby-Dick, of course). The … Read more

Star-studded Pavarotti tribute coming to Music Center 9/25 (press release)

[Release dated 9/16/15] Remembering Pavarotti Benefit concert to feature performances by Andrea Bocelli & Renee Fleming Proceeds to support pancreatic cancer research at The Salk Institute LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli and renowned soprano Renee Fleming will headline a spectacular benefit concert and gala dinner at the Dorothy Chandler … Read more

New seasons announced for Hollywood Bowl and LA Opera

Two recently announced season schedules in SoCal are causing some stir: LA Opera‘s 2015-16 season will start with a double bill featuring Placido Domingo singing the title role in the Woody Allen-directed Gianni Schicchi and conducting Pagliacci, with productions drawn raves in previous seasons.  While the star power a doppio seems a good start, reception of … Read more

’20s ‘Trav’ gets another luscious run at LA Opera

It sounds like another modernization gimmick:  set La Traviata, one of Verdi’s most celebrated and beloved operas, in the 1920s?  Pourquoi?  But listening to director and production designer Marta Domingo and the cast talk about the show, it’s clear that the period was carefully chosen, with strong reasoning behind both selection and execution.  After the … Read more

Operalia back in town this weekend

For its 22nd year, the self-proclaimed “most prestigious opera competition in the world”,  the Operalia competition returns to Los Angeles for the third time.  The competition moves from city to city each year (17 so far, in 12 different countries), and only two locales have hosted the event this many times — the other is … 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

LA Opera’s 2012-13 Season Celebrates… A Living Legend

What mystery singer has done all these things…? performed 140 roles in over 3600 career performances made 100+ recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets, and 
crossover discs received 12 Grammy™ awards for recordings (including 3 Latin Grammys) recorded 50+ music videos and three operatic feature films been viewed by over 2 billion … Read more

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