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Macbeth

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Le Macbeth de Plácido Domingo à Los Angeles
29 Sep 16 / ResMusica
Intricate and whimsical with powerful music
28 Sep 16 / Daily Bruin
Nightmares and dark dreams inspired this Game of Thrones-esque take on Macbeth
27 Sep 16 / LA Weekly
'Macbeth' to the death
27 Sep 16 / LA Observed
A night to revel in the glory and gore of Macbeth with Domingo and Semenchuk
26 Sep 16 / Seen and Heard
L.A. Opera's 'MacBeth' could be more with less
24 Sep 16 / Orange County Register
‘Macbeth’ starring Placido Domingo
22 Sep 16 / Variety
Los Angeles Opera’s game of thrones: All hail the Macbeths!
20 Sep 16 / LA Daily News
Plácido Domingo's sound and fury in L.A. Opera's 'Macbeth'
19 Sep 16 / Los Angeles Times
Plácido Domingo on playing Macbeth in L.A. Opera's season opener
Domingo will sing the role for Los Angeles Opera in a new production directed by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak.
Anatomy Theater

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A most unusual new opera
28 Jun 16 / Opera Today
But the abiding presence in all of this was Sarah Osborne, sung by Peabody Southwell
21 Jun 16 / Opera News
Public dissections, transactional relationships and loveless marriage
21 Jun 16 / Wall Street Journal
David Lang's remarkable opera 'anatomy theater' asks hard questions about the nature of evil
20 Jun 16 / Los Angeles Times
Anatomy Theater's world debut: the goriest opera ever?
New opera from composer David Lang and artist Mark Dion is set in the days of public autopsies – with a powerfully relevant message.
La bohème

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Gustavo and Plácido trade
28 Jun 16 / LA Observed
Booed in Vienna, Dudamel makes revelatory L.A. Opera debut to frenzied cheers
13 Jun 16 / Los Angeles Times
A truly fine performance of Puccini’s score
31 May 16 / Opera Today
Classic opera "La Bohème" lights up audiences at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
28 May 16 / The Examiner
Once again, it's 'La Bohème' at L.A. Opera
24 May 16 / Orange County Register
LA Opera embraces the return of a longtime friend, ‘La Boheme’
18 May 16 / LA Daily News
Snow business
18 May 16 / parterre box
A lush and satisfying La bohème at Los Angeles Opera
17 May 16 / Seen and Heard
L.A. Opera delivers some Parisian déjà vu in 'La Bohème'
16 May 16 / Los Angeles Times
Madama Butterfly

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Top-notch singers allow Puccini’s ‘Butterfly’ to soar at LA Opera
26 Mar 16 / Frontiers
LA Opera presents a vivid and dramatic Madama Butterfly
23 Mar 16 / Daily Trojan
L.A. Opera's 'Butterfly' effect
22 Mar 16 / LA Daily News
James Conlon played Butterfly's "Japonaiserie" with clarity and lyrical beauty
19 Mar 16 / Opera Today
A new and improved 'Madame Butterfly' lands on the LA Opera stage
17 Mar 16 / Laist
A riveting Madame Butterfly at LA Opera
15 Mar 16 / Seen and Heard
As for Los Angeles Opera's 'Madame Butterfly,' go for the music
15 Mar 16 / Los Angeles Times
Die Zauberflöte

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Fascinating Magic Flute in Los Angeles
1 Mar 16 / Opera Today
Out there in the dark
19 Feb 16 / parterre box
L.A. Opera again casts an enchanting spell with its silent-movie-styled ' Magic Flute'
19 Feb 16 / Los Angeles Times
L.A. Opera’s version of Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ remains magical
18 Feb 16 / LA Daily News
LA Opera attracts students with fresh interpretations
17 Feb 16 / Daily Trojan
The Magic Flute is opera for people who don't usually see opera
17 Feb 16 / LA Weekly
Live action and animation entertain in a 1920s version of The Magic Flute
16 Feb 16 / Seen and Heard
Norma

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Norma en la Ópera de Los Ángeles
20 Jan 16 / Opera World (Spanish)
LA Opera's 'Norma' is a musical triumph for the ears — if not the eyes
10 Dec 15 / KPCC
Climbing her own Mt. Everest
7 Dec 15 / ConcertoNet (English)
‘Norma’ delights with superlative vocal efforts, insightful staging
28 Nov 15 / CNY Café Momus
Starry Bel Canto voices carry the new 'Norma' at LA Opera
28 Nov 15 / Laist
Angela Meade offers a textbook example of how to handle every nuance of Bellini's exquisite melodic writing
25 Nov 15 / Los Angeles Times
L.A. Opera’s ‘Norma’ is a masterpiece — to be heard
24 Nov 15 / LA Daily News
Worth the price of admission: Angela Meade shines in LA Opera's Norma
24 Nov 15 / Bachtrack
A Norma of stirring beauty
24 Nov 15 / Seen and Heard
Los Angeles Opera revives Bellini's 'Norma'
23 Nov 15 / Orange County Register
Moby-Dick

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 10

LA Opera’s ‘Moby-Dick’ animates Melville’s epic with stunning stagecraft
24 Nov 15 / Frontiers
The heart of the sea: Jake Heggie's masterful Moby-Dick at LA Opera
11 Nov 15 / Bachtrack
Moby-Dick surfaces in the City of Angels
6 Nov 15 / Opera Today
LA Opera's 'Moby-Dick' is a powerful and tempestuous production
6 Nov 15 / Laist
Expansive yet intimate
3 Nov 15 / Seen and Heard
Los Angeles Opera’s ‘Moby-Dick’ is less than a whale of a show
3 Nov 15 / LA Daily News
Melville’s masterpiece gets an operatic treatment
3 Nov 15 / People's World
With L.A. Opera's 'Moby-Dick,' call it a success
3 Nov 15 / Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Opera dives into 'Moby-Dick'
3 Nov 15 / Orange County Register
A fine work, but could it have been a little more dynamic
3 Nov 15 / Easy Reader News
Song from the Uproar

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Sum of 'Uproar' opera less than parts
10 Oct 15 / Orange County Register
Mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer overcomes all challenges in 'Song From the Uproar'
10 Oct 15 / Los Angeles Times
Pagliacci

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Plácido Domingo Dominates L.A. Opera’s Double Bill Opener
1 Oct 15 / Frontiers
LA Opera began its thirtieth anniversary season with an odd coupling
1 Oct 15 / Opera News
Move over, Fellini. Woody is here again
29 Sep 15 / LA Observed
Love and greed in Italy
26 Sep 15 / Seen and Heard
Dolchstöße zum Jubiläum
24 Sep 15 / Wiener Zeitung
A passionate spectacle
23 Sep 15 / LA Weekly
LA Opera thrills audience with season premiere
22 Sep 15 / Daily Trojan
Los Angeles Opera at 30: Placido Domingo teams up with Woody Allen
18 Sep 15 / Forbes
LA Opera goes Hollywood in season opening double bill starring Plácido Domingo
16 Sep 15 / Bachtrack
Placido Domingo leaves his mark on exciting season opener
16 Sep 15 / LA Daily News
L.A. Opera opens 30th season with Plácido Domingo staying busy
14 Sep 15 / Los Angeles Times
Plácido Domingo does double duty in L.A. Opera's season-opening double bill
14 Sep 15 / Orange County Register
Gianni Schicchi

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Plácido Domingo dominates L.A. Opera’s double bill opener
1 Oct 15 / Frontiers
LA Opera began its thirtieth anniversary season with an odd coupling
1 Oct 15 / Opera News
Move over, Fellini. Woody is here again
29 Sep 15 / LA Observed
Love and greed in Italy
26 Sep 15 / Seen and Heard
Dolchstöße zum Jubiläum
24 Sep 15 / Wiener Zeitung
A passionate spectacle
23 Sep 15 / LA Weekly
LA Opera thrills audience with season premiere
22 Sep 15 / Daily Trojan
Los Angeles Opera at 30: Placido Domingo teams up with Woody Allen
18 Sep 15 / Forbes
LA Opera goes Hollywood in season opening double bill starring Plácido Domingo
16 Sep 15 / Bachtrack
Placido Domingo leaves his mark on exciting season opener
16 Sep 15 / LA Daily News
L.A. Opera opens 30th season with Plácido Domingo staying busy
14 Sep 15 / Los Angeles Times
Plácido Domingo does double duty in L.A. Opera's season-opening double bill
14 Sep 15 / Orange County Register
L.A. Opera to simulcast season opener starring Placido Domingo
Los Angeles Opera will host a free simulcast of the first production of its 2015-16 season at Santa Monica Pier on Oct. 3.
Dog Days

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 4

The orchestral instruments seldom backed up the vocal line
20 Jun 15 / Opera Today
Operapocalypse Now!
17 Jun 15 / San Francisco Classical Voice
LA Opera, REDCAT’s first collaboration ‘Dog Days’ is dark
17 Jun 15 / LA Daily News
L.A. Opera's 'Dog Days' goes out with a bang, not a whimper
13 Jun 15 / Los Angeles Times
Le nozze di Figaro

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 7

There can be no fill of Figaro
5 Apr 15 / LA Observed
One of the best reasons for attending opera in Los Angeles is the conducting of James Conlon
31 Mar 15 / Opera Today
Fireworks
25 Mar 15 / parterre box
L.A. Opera did three shows about Figaro, and this one is the best
24 Mar 15 / LA Weekly
A by-the-book 'Marriage of Figaro' from Los Angeles Opera
24 Mar 15 / Los Angeles Times
L.A. Opera’s ‘Figaro Unbound’ series reaches climax with superb ‘Marriage’
24 Mar 15 / LA Daily News
A rich tapestry of voice and music in The Marriage of Figaro
24 Mar 15 / Seen and Heard
Pretty Yende
An opera star whose rise began with a fall.
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 11

A 'Barber of Seville' full of laughs and other high notes
14 Mar 15 / Laist
L.A. Opera finds a new 'Barber'
11 Mar 15 / LA Downtown News
Rossini's super cuts
11 Mar 15 / People's World
Los Angeles Opera’s Barber of Seville was a treat for both eye and ear
6 Mar 15 / Opera Today
Figaro Unbound in a charming, witty Barber of Seville in Los Angeles
5 Mar 15 / Bachtrack
My name is Barbiere
4 Mar 15 / parterre box
LA Opera continues ‘Figaro Trilogy’ with ‘The Barber of Seville’
4 Mar 15 / Culture Spot LA
Figaro, Figaro, Fiiiigarooohhh: You'll recognize melodies in L.A. Opera's Barber of Seville
3 Mar 15 / LA Weekly
L.A. Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ has contradictory aspects
3 Mar 15 / LA Daily News
An infectiously joyful Barber of Seville
3 Mar 15 / Seen and Heard
Singing best part of L.A. Opera's slapsticky 'Barber of Seville'
2 Mar 15 / Los Angeles Times
The Ghosts of Versailles

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 15

Patricia Racette is the soul of Marie Antoinette, regal but vulnerable, yearning and passionate
1 Mar 15 / LA Observed
‘Ghosts’ of the guillotine reunite at Versailles
28 Feb 15 / New York Times
L.A. Opera’s ‘Ghosts of Versailles’ is both haunting and hilarious
28 Feb 15 / Frontiers
Opera, hauntingly majestic
19 Feb 15 / Easy Reader News
Head games at L.A. Opera
18 Feb 15 / LA Downtown News
Ghosts is a truly enthralling opera that deserves to be seen and heard more often
16 Feb 15 / Opera Today
Deconstructing Figaro: LA Opera brings 'Ghosts of Versailles' to the West Coast
12 Feb 15 / Laist
Ghosts of Versailles back from the dead
11 Feb 15 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Los Angeles Opera breathes new life into John Corigliano’s ‘The Ghosts of Versailles’
11 Feb 15 / LA Daily News
Drop dead diva
11 Feb 15 / parterre box
LA Opera's stunning Ghost of Versailles tries to put Marie Antoinette's head back on (Go!)
11 Feb 15 / LA Weekly
'Ghosts of Versailles' debuts at L.A. Opera
10 Feb 15 / Orange County Register
The guillotine haunts The Ghosts of Versailles
10 Feb 15 / Seen and Heard
The Ghosts of Versailles a triumph at LA Opera
10 Feb 15 / Bachtrack
Opera 'Ghosts of Versailles' may live forever
9 Feb 15 / Los Angeles Times
Patti LuPone on her L.A. Opera role
Performing the role of Samira in John Corigliano’s opera “The Ghosts of Versailles” is the hardest thing she’s ever done, Broadway star Patti LuPone said.
Patti LuPone takes the stage in rare opera performance
For just about nine minutes the Pasha’s favorite Egyptian singer, Samira, takes the stage in The Ghosts of Versailles and vamps and camps it up in a show-stopping cameo.
L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'
In a large workshop at CBS Television City on the edge of Hollywood, the palace of Versailles was slowly taking shape.
Florencia en el Amazonas

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

'Charmingly strange' Spanish-language 'Florencias en el Amazonas' at LA Opera
14 Dec 14 / Laist
Tropical treat
28 Nov 14 / Easy Reader News
L.A. Opera lovingly revives Cátan’s journey on the Amazon
27 Nov 14 / Frontiers
In L.A. Opera's Florencia en el Amazonas, a boat ride leads to a secret concert
26 Nov 14 / LA Weekly
L.A. Opera revives Florencia en el Amazonas
25 Nov 14 / San Francisco Classical Voice
'Florencia' makes undemanding return to L.A. Opera
25 Nov 14 / Orange County Register
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News & Articles

Plácido Domingo on playing Macbeth in L.A. Opera's season opener
Domingo will sing the role for Los Angeles Opera in a new production directed by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak.
10 Sep 2016 / Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Opera says ticket sales jump in anniversary season
Los Angeles Opera said unaudited figures for its recently ended 30th anniversary season show a 19.9% increase in the number of tickets sold and a 27.6% rise in ticket revenue compared with the previous season.
8 Jul 2016 / Los Angeles Times
Anatomy Theater's world debut: the goriest opera ever?
New opera from composer David Lang and artist Mark Dion is set in the days of public autopsies – with a powerfully relevant message.
20 Jun 2016 / The Guardian
L.A. Opera announces its 2016/17 season
A new production of Verdi's "Macbeth" starring Plácido Domingo and the company premiere of Philip Glass' "Akhnaten" will kick off the 2016-17 season at Los Angeles Opera.
26 Jan 2016 / Los Angeles Times
Matthew Aucoin to join L.A. Opera as an artist in residence
Starting this fall, the New York-based Aucoin will be waving his baton in a westward direction when he takes on the newly created role of artist in residence at Los Angeles Opera.
15 Jan 2016 / Los Angeles Times