Glancing through L.A. Opera's 2015 schedule, one encounters a host of familiar names, from Verdi to Mozart and Rossini. Sandwiched between them, however, is a most unusual engagement that starts…
John Caird is best known to Broadway and L.A. auds for his staging of "Nicholas Nickleby" and "Les Miserables," but he also helms operas, such as "Tosca," now on display at LA Opera.
Parents, beware. Taking your little girls to Rossini's “Cinderella” (aka “La Cenerentola”) could turn them off to opera forever. I recall a bad production of “As You Like It” early in life that…
If Hollywood ever kicks its current addiction to vampires, producers might look to another story of the undead wandering the earth for centuries in search of a love-victim: Richard Wagner's “The…
"Madama Butterfly" has its Wagnerian influences, and those were the one that the L.A. Opera chose to explore with its latest offering of the Puccini warhorse.
Herbert Ross' lavish production of Puccini's "La Boheme" returns to the LA Opera, this time with Gregory A. Fortner at the helm.
People who don't like opera just don't understand. Opera is not so much an art as a sport. As evidenced by Saturday's perf at LA Opera, Domingo is the world's greatest opera athlete.
To all those theater lovers who never go to the opera, please take note. Vittorio Grigolo in his L.A. Opera debut is delivering an extravagant and yet utterly heartfelt Romeo that recalls the young…
Mozart's sublime music, James Conlon great conducting, and a solid ensemble of world-class singer-performers. What more can an operagoer want? Perhaps a fresh take on an old warhorse. Mozart would…
L.A. Opera opens the season with a premiere cannily and effectively aimed right at mainstream auds.
The Los Angeles Opera will lay off 17 employees, stage fewer performances and reduce its operating budget by a quarter to cope with falling donations and reduced endowment income, company officials…
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