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Prism

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Sexual assault, refracted through an operatic prism
8 Dec 18 / Classical Voice North America
Through a prism darkly
5 Dec 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
With Ellen Reid's incandescent 'prism,' an opera composer is born
1 Dec 18 / Los Angeles Times
Hansel und Gretel

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Hansel and Gretel goes “Where the Wild Things Are”
21 Nov 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A delightful production at the lighter end of the spectrum
21 Nov 18 / OperaWire
Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival
21 Nov 18 / Bachtrack
A holiday treat to savor
20 Nov 18 / Seen and Heard
Stranger with candy
20 Nov 18 / parterre box
L.A. Opera's colorful reprise of Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel'
19 Nov 18 / Los Angeles Times
Satyagraha

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Philip Glass’ opera is a transcendent experience about opera’s experience on our social conscience
18 Nov 18 / OperaWire
Two ways of looking at Philip Glass’s ‘Satyagraha’
6 Nov 18 / New York Times
LA Opera inspires with ‘Satyagraha’ at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
3 Nov 18 / LA Daily News
Devoted to civil disobedience
28 Oct 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
Strange and stirring Satyagraha at LA Opera
24 Oct 18 / Bachtrack
Timelier than it’s ever been
24 Oct 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Truth, force
23 Oct 18 / parterre box
A transformative staging of Satyagraha
23 Oct 18 / Seen and Heard
Los Angeles Opera's 'Satyagraha' lives up to Gandhi's ideals
22 Oct 18 / Los Angeles Times
Don Carlo

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Plácido Domingo adds new dimension to Verdi masterpiece alongside brilliant cast
13 Oct 18 / OperaWire
A sumptuous presentation
11 Oct 18 / Entertainment Today
Plácido’s powerful shift in rôles
7 Oct 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
An all-star “Don Carlo” from Plácido Domingo and friends
6 Oct 18 / Opera Warhorses
LA Opera’s ‘Don Carlo’ proves that Plácido Domingo is forever young
26 Sep 18 / LA Daily News
Domingo shines in L.A. Don Carlo
26 Sep 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A stirring Don Carlo in a powerful production at LA Opera
25 Sep 18 / Seen and Heard
Los Angeles Opera assembled an all-star cast for its opening night revival of Verdi's Don Carlo
24 Sep 18 / Broadway World
Plácido Domingo is ageless as ever in 'Don Carlo,' opening the L.A. Opera season
24 Sep 18 / Los Angeles Times
Q & A: Ramón Vargas
Tenor Ramón Vargas on ‘Don Carlo,’ working With Plácido Domingo and why Verdi was a genius.
Usher House

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Usher House falls, but Ghost delights in Getty opera double bill
30 Jun 18 / Classical Voice North America
Two Gordon Getty operas get the Masterpiece Theatre treatment
28 Jun 18 / Bachtrack
Gordon Getty’s Scare Pair delivers shivers and laughs at Broad Stage
28 Jun 18 / LA Weekly
Families in peril in LA Opera’s ‘scare pair’
27 Jun 18 / Seen and Heard
L.A. Opera's 'Scare Pair' at the Broad Stage
26 Jun 18 / Los Angeles Times
The Canterville Ghost

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Usher House falls, but Ghost delights in Getty opera double bill
30 Jun 18 / Classical Voice North America
Gordon Getty’s Scare Pair delivers shivers and laughs at Broad Stage
28 Jun 18 / LA Weekly
Two Gordon Getty operas get the Masterpiece Theatre treatment
28 Jun 18 / Bachtrack
Families in peril in LA Opera’s ‘scare pair’
27 Jun 18 / Seen and Heard
L.A. Opera's 'Scare Pair' at the Broad Stage
26 Jun 18 / Los Angeles Times
Rigoletto

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 8

A "Rigoletto" to revel in
5 Jun 18 / LA Observed
Spectacular Los Angeles opera debuts for Michael Fabiano, Adela Zaharia
2 Jun 18 / Opera Warhorses
Adela Zaharia makes triumphant debut alongside Michael Fabiano and Ambrogio Maestri
31 May 18 / OperaWire
Aucoin, in the pit, leads Rigoletto on electrifying ride
26 May 18 / Classical Voice North America
L.A. Opera thunders with a Romantic Rigoletto
17 May 18 / LA Weekly
A vivid Rigoletto in a timeless staging at LA Opera
15 May 18 / Seen and Heard
A Rice-A-Roni 'Rigoletto,' Verdi's opera as a dated San Francisco treat
14 May 18 / Los Angeles Times
Juan Jesús Rodriguez sang Rigoletto with resonant tones
14 May 18 / Broadway World
Orfeo ed Euridice

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ beautifully blends two art forms
23 Mar 18 / Daily Trojan
Joffrey does double duty downtown
23 Mar 18 / LA Observed
Lots of Gluck
14 Mar 18 / Bachtrack
A relatively elaborate fantasy
14 Mar 18 / LA Weekly
Ravishing and wondrous
14 Mar 18 / Opera West
Deep desires
14 Mar 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Joffrey Ballet dazzles in L.A. Opera's 'Orpheus and Eurydice'
13 Mar 18 / Los Angeles Times
Dancing with the spirits at LA Opera
13 Mar 18 / Seen and Heard
The collaboration between LA Opera and Joffrey Ballet Chicago resulted in a most interesting production
12 Mar 18 / Broadway World
An Interview with Soprano Lisette Oropesa
Lisette Oropesa sings Eurydice in Los Angeles Opera’s French version of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice that can currently be seen at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Candide

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

The best (and worst) of all possible Lennys
19 Feb 18 / LA Observed
In 'Candide,' LA Opera livens up Bernstein's too-big Broadway show
8 Feb 18 / KPCC
The glitter of Candide captured superbly by LA Opera
6 Feb 18 / Seen and Heard
LA Opera’s ‘Candide’ is hilarious, yet heartfelt
31 Jan 18 / Daily Trojan
Stunning Candide from LA Opera
31 Jan 18 / Bachtrack
Kelsey Grammer makes his L.A. Opera debut
30 Jan 18 / The Hollywood Reporter
L.A. Opera and a 'Candide' for all
29 Jan 18 / Los Angeles Times
Cock-eyed optimists
29 Jan 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
A stunning and captivating Candide Maestro Bernstein would be so proud of
29 Jan 18 / Broadway World
Nabucco

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera
21 Nov 17 / Bachtrack
Un brindisi a Risorgimento
7 Nov 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Domingo, Monastyrska, Conlon soar in Strassberger’s inventive production
21 Oct 17 / Opera Warhorses
Plácido Domingo commands the stage and the pit with the Los Angeles Opera
17 Oct 17 / San Francisco Classical Voice
LA Opera at its finest
17 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
An energetic James Conlon led the LA Opera Orchestra in a propulsive but graceful rendition of the score
16 Oct 17 / Broadway World
With Plácido Domingo and L.A. Opera, 'Nabucco' still has the power to provoke
16 Oct 17 / Los Angeles Times
Return to Los Angeles
A conversation with Basso Morris Robinson.
La Belle et la Bête

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 2

The Philip Glass effect on film: Transforming 'Dracula' and 'Beauty and the Beast'
31 Oct 17 / Los Angeles Times
Philip Glass brings Beauty and the Beast to life
30 Oct 17 / Broadway World
Les pêcheurs de perles

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Plácido Domingo traces every hemidemisemiquaver of its best parts in lucid, delicate lyricism
30 Oct 17 / LA Observed
Los Angeles Opera’s Beautifully Sung “Pearl Fishers”
21 Oct 17 / Opera Warhorses
Inspiration from the sea
21 Oct 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Great singers, beautiful sets and a mystical feeling nurtured by technical proficiency
19 Oct 17 / Culture Spot LA
Plácido Domingo commands the stage and the pit with the Los Angeles Opera
17 Oct 17 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Fishing for pearls: LA Opera's second attempt at Bizet proves a charmer
11 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Diver gent
10 Oct 17 / parterre box
The Pearl Fishers reimagined
10 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
Camarena and Daza sang the opera's most famous piece with beautifully blended robust tones
9 Oct 17 / Broadway World
Stunning production dives deep for meaning
9 Oct 17 / Los Angeles Times
Carmen

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Ana Maria Martinez, in the title role, sang with strong presence and solid vocal placement
30 Oct 17 / LA Observed
Carmen returns to LA Opera with Mediterranean sizzle
18 Sep 17 / Seen and Heard
Carmen denominator
16 Sep 17 / parterre box
Blistering Carmen?
16 Sep 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Think you know ‘Carmen’? Think again, as LA Opera stages an eye- and ear-opening experience
16 Sep 17 / LA Daily News
Ana María Martínez and Riccardo Massi lead solid cast in iffy production
13 Sep 17 / OperaWire
Angelinos should not miss L A Opera's excellent performance of this beloved opera
11 Sep 17 / Broadway World
L.A. Opera opens its new season with 'Carmen,' again
11 Sep 17 / Los Angeles Times
LA Opera to simulcast ‘Carmen’
The LA Opera simulcast is back and this year the company will bring the experience to the Los Angeles community on Sept. 23, 2017.
Thumbprint

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 2

An all-female creative team's fingerprints are all over the beautiful opera Thumbprint
20 Jun 17 / LA Weekly
With 'Thumbprint,' witness an opera's power to empower women
17 Jun 17 / Los Angeles Times
Tosca

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Stark drama at the Chandler Pavilion
8 May 17 / Opera Today
Puccini’s melodrama sung with powerhouse perfection at LA Opera
4 May 17 / Los Angeles Blade
Tosca impresses with intricate details
27 Apr 17 / Daily Trojan
LA Opera’s ‘Tosca’ is a feast for the ears, not the eyes
26 Apr 17 / San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Sondra Radvanovsky wields her voice like a weapon in L.A. Opera's revival of Tosca
26 Apr 17 / LA Weekly
No gimmicks, just some powerhouse singing
24 Apr 17 / Los Angeles Times
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 11

À Los Angeles, Damrau et Grigolo dans les Contes d'Hoffmann
12 Apr 17 / ResMusica
LA Opera’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” shines as a modern fairy tale
4 Apr 17 / Daily Bruin
The Tales of Hoffmann thrives off attention to detail
3 Apr 17 / Daily Trojan
Vittorio Grigolo’s star shines bright in L. A. Opera’s stellar “Tales of Hoffmann”
1 Apr 17 / Opera Warhorses
Convincing night vindicates rocky opening
1 Apr 17 / ConcertoNet (French)
Enchanting Tales at L A Opera
29 Mar 17 / Opera Today
Tales that witness madness
28 Mar 17 / parterre box
Grigolo, Damrau, and Park bring Hoffmann’s tales vividly to life
28 Mar 17 / Seen and Heard
A beautifully sung Tales of Hoffmann at LA Opera
28 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
All’s well that ends well for LA Opera’s ‘Tales of Hoffmann’
28 Mar 17 / LA Daily News
The opera villain was forced to lip-sync and a new star couple emerged at L.A. Opera's 'Tales of Hoffmann'
27 Mar 17 / Los Angeles Times
The show must go on
How L.A. Opera is pushing ahead as illness strikes cast.
Salome

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Patricia Racette's mesmerizing power as Salome in Los Angeles
9 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
A vividly sung Salome with Patricia Racette
28 Feb 17 / Seen and Heard
A Salome to remember
26 Feb 17 / Opera Today
Los Angeles Opera reprises a steamy ‘Salome’
23 Feb 17 / LA Daily News
L.A. Opera's 30-year-old 'Salome' is back, and not a kid anymore
20 Feb 17 / Los Angeles Times
The most fearless woman in opera?
Patricia Racette on coming out, Trump, nudity and the demands of 'Salome'.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Mozart opera closes the gap
18 Feb 17 / LA Observed
Mozart 'Abduction' opera steals its way to the Chandler stage
9 Feb 17 / Laist
A new look at Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio
6 Feb 17 / Opera Today
Mozart's 'Abduction' on the Orient Express
3 Feb 17 / LA Downtown News
LA Opera’s ‘Abduction from the Seraglio’ is a ticket-worthy ride
2 Feb 17 / San Gabriel Valley Tribune
LA Opera debuts Roaring Twenties, Mozart-lite Entführung aus dem Serail
1 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
Sleek, sophisticated and clever
1 Feb 17 / Culture Spot LA
All aboard the Orient Express for Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio
31 Jan 17 / Seen and Heard
Abducting Mozart's 'Abduction From the Seraglio' to another time
30 Jan 17 / Los Angeles Times
Morris Robinson: The accidental opera star
'A lot of the purists, they don’t believe my story'
Wonderful Town

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Grant Gershon led the whole shebang lovingly and energetically
15 Dec 16 / LA Observed
What’s wonderful about ‘Wonderful Town’ by LA Opera? It raises interesting questions
10 Dec 16 / Daily Breeze
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News & Articles

L.A. Opera announces 2018-19 season
Philip Glass' "Satyagraha," Mozart's "The Clemency of Titus" and a world premiere by up-and-coming composer Ellen Reid will form part of Los Angeles Opera's 2018-19 season.
19 Jan 2018 / Los Angeles Times
How Plácido Domingo taught L.A. to love opera
Nov. 17 marks the 50th anniversary of Domingo's Los Angeles debut, and L.A. Opera is throwing a gala on that date to celebrate.
10 Nov 2017 / Los Angeles Times
LA Opera to simulcast ‘Carmen’
The LA Opera simulcast is back and this year the company will bring the experience to the Los Angeles community on Sept. 23, 2017.
4 Aug 2017 / OperaWire
Grant Gershon renews contract with L.A. Opera
The Los Angeles Opera has announced that Grant Gershon, who has held the title resident conductor for the last five years, has renewed his contract through the 2019-20 season.
7 Jul 2017 / Los Angeles Times
The show must go on
How L.A. Opera is pushing ahead as illness strikes cast.
31 Mar 2017 / Los Angeles Times

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