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Roberto Devereux

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 8

LA Opera’s Roberto Devereux features superb singing and their outstanding orchestra
10 Mar 20 / Seen and Heard
Angela Meade delivers a riveting performance in Stephen Lawless’ intelligent production
3 Mar 20 / OperaWire
Angela Meade joins Vargas, Kelsey and Dixon in impressive “Roberto Devereux”
29 Feb 20 / Opera Warhorses
Los Angeles Opera’s Roberto Devereux still finding its footing
26 Feb 20 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A vocally glorious rendition of Donizetti's Bel Canto opera Roberto Devereux
25 Feb 20 / Broadway World
A Royal déjà vu
25 Feb 20 / ConcertoNet (English)
All the world is a stage indeed: LA Opera’s Roberto Devereux miraculously comes together
25 Feb 20 / Bachtrack
Call it the ‘Roberto Devereux’ jinx. L.A. Opera has to carry on without two stars
24 Feb 20 / Los Angeles Times
Eurydice

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 13

Matthew Aucoin’s music allows Sarah Ruhl’s voice, and Eurydice’s, to shine
25 Feb 20 / OperaWire
LA Opera's 'Eurydice' a strong, if sparse, production
22 Feb 20 / Times Union
De Niese’s performance was vocally resplendent and dramatically persuasive
8 Feb 20 / Opera Warhorses
‘Eurydice’ and ‘Agrippina’: Voices lost and found
8 Feb 20 / Wall Street Journal
Eurydice revisited: in a dark opera, even stones sing
8 Feb 20 / Classical Voice North America
LA Opera’s Eurydice triumphs with a tale of the not-so-grateful dead
5 Feb 20 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A refreshing take on the classical myth
5 Feb 20 / Flaunt
‘Eurydice,’ a new opera, looks back all too tamely
4 Feb 20 / New York Times
At L.A. Opera, Matthew Aucoin’s ‘Eurydice’ almost has it all
4 Feb 20 / Los Angeles Times
Depth, wit and something to chew on in Los Angeles Opera’s new Eurydice
4 Feb 20 / Seen and Heard
Sisyphean Ruhl?
4 Feb 20 / ConcertoNet (English)
Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice: a new take on a heroic journey
4 Feb 20 / Bachtrack
Raising genius
4 Feb 20 / parterre box
Die Zauberflöte

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 8

A youthful cast excels in Los Angeles Opera “Magic Flute”
14 Dec 19 / Opera Warhorses
Silence is golden
26 Nov 19 / ConcertoNet (English)
Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade’s production remains a spellbinding experience
22 Nov 19 / OperaWire
L.A. Opera Magic Flute still enchants
21 Nov 19 / LA Weekly
Barrie Kosky’s Magic Flute comes into its own
20 Nov 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Opera and animation combined
19 Nov 19 / Flaunt
A visual bag of tricks: Barrie Kosky’s The Magic Flute returns to LA Opera
19 Nov 19 / Seen and Heard
L.A. Opera brings back Barrie Kosky’s ‘Magic Flute’ with madcap cinematic style
18 Nov 19 / Los Angeles Times
The Light in the Piazza

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Opera or not, Renée Fleming and company deliver an experience to remember
22 Oct 19 / OperaWire
Renée Fleming brings radiant star power to a flickering ‘Light in the Piazza’
15 Oct 19 / Los Angeles Times
LA Opera’s Light in the Piazza lacks a punch
15 Oct 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
LA Opera goes Broadway musical with ‘Light in the Piazza’
15 Oct 19 / LA Daily News
It's a wonderful show
15 Oct 19 / Broadway World
Ray of ‘Light’
15 Oct 19 / parterre box
Dove Cameron and Renée Fleming shine in staid The Light in the Piazza at L.A. Opera
15 Oct 19 / Entertainment Weekly
Roll your eyes if you like, but just listen to the music
15 Oct 19 / The Hollywood Reporter
La bohème

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 12

If I had a photograph of you
1 Oct 19 / parterre box
Barrie Kosky’s brilliant production of La bohème at the LA Opera
26 Sep 19 / Seen and Heard
Minimal but arty
25 Sep 19 / LA Weekly
Turning a new leaf...
23 Sep 19 / ConcertoNet (English)
A beautifully sung “La Boheme” with Saimir Pirgu and Marina Costa-Jackson
21 Sep 19 / Opera Warhorses
Kosky’s stark Bohème, a wild second act aside
21 Sep 19 / Classical Voice North America
LA Opera’s La bohème dances on the dark side
18 Sep 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Barrie Kosky’s emphasis on death gives Puccini’s masterpiece new life
18 Sep 19 / OperaWire
LA Opera opens 2019/20 season with La bohème, it's first new staging since 1993
18 Sep 19 / Patch
A blast of a Berlin Bohème in Hollywood
17 Sep 19 / Bachtrack
For an embattled L.A. Opera, a ‘La Bohème’ that points the way forward
16 Sep 19 / Los Angeles Times
Marina Costa-Jackson was a totally believable Mimi
16 Sep 19 / Broadway World
L.A. Opera opens its 2019/20 season without its star
Plácido Domingo investigation leaves L.A. Opera opening the season without its star.
Saimur Pirgu
Saimir Pirgu on learning from Pavarotti and what we can still discover in ‘La Bohéme’.
Barrie Kosky
Where Barrie Kosky, Europe’s hot opera director, wants to make his American splash.
La Traviata

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 5

All about Adela Zaharia
6 Jun 19 / Bachtrack
L.A. Opera brings back its '20s take on 'Traviata,' and the singing shimmers
4 Jun 19 / Los Angeles Times
An Art Deco Traviata with all the trimmings
4 Jun 19 / Seen and Heard
Adela Zaharia stars in ‘Best Ticket in Town’
4 Jun 19 / OperaWire
A fascinating evening at Los Angeles Opera
3 Jun 19 / Broadway World
El Gato Montes

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Domingo, Martínez, Chacón-Cruz excel in “El Gato Montés”
11 May 19 / Opera Warhorses
Plácido Domingo, Ana María Martínez and Arturo Chacón-Cruz bring Penella’s work to life
9 May 19 / OperaWire
El Gato Montés is right at home on the opera stage
8 May 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A tale of love and death in Andalusia
8 May 19 / Seen and Heard
In his 151st role, Plácido Domingo plays the ‘wild cat’ as old lion
7 May 19 / Los Angeles Times
La clemenza di Tito

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 11

Why Tito? Mozart masterpiece makes rousing comeback
13 Apr 19 / Classical Voice North America
A gender-bending opera, but never a drag
16 Mar 19 / Los Angeles Blade
La clemenza di Tito in a sumptuous new LA production with an impressive cast
13 Mar 19 / Seen and Heard
This Clemenza was distinguished by the wall-to-wall quality of its singing
12 Mar 19 / Opera News
Russell Thomas and Elizabeth DeShong shine in Mozart’s humanist opera seria
12 Mar 19 / OperaWire
Technicolor La clemenza di Tito from Thaddeus Strassberger at LA Opera
9 Mar 19 / Bachtrack
Ovations for L. A. Opera’s “Clemency of Titus”: impressive singing, stylish new production
9 Mar 19 / Opera Warhorses
L.A. Opera dazzles with a revival of La Clemenza di Tito
6 Mar 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
It took 228 years, but L.A. Opera’s ‘Clemency of Titus’ proves worth the wait
4 Mar 19 / Los Angeles Times
Clemency and opulence for all
4 Mar 19 / ConcertoNet (English)
With great singing, excellent playing, and magnificent settings, a production to remember
4 Mar 19 / Broadway World
The Loser

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Gilfry shows how it must feel to not be Glenn Gould
2 Mar 19 / Classical Voice North America
L.A. Opera’s The Loser is a winner
27 Feb 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
An important addition to both opera and the concert repertoire
25 Feb 19 / Broadway World
David Lang’s ‘the loser’ brought to brilliant life through the hypnotic Rod Gilfry
25 Feb 19 / Los Angeles Times
Hansel und Gretel

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 7

A joyous “Hansel and Gretel” in Doug Fitch’s enchanting production
15 Dec 18 / Opera Warhorses
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
Hansel and Gretel goes “Where the Wild Things Are”
21 Nov 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Stranger with candy
20 Nov 18 / parterre box
A holiday treat to savor
20 Nov 18 / Seen and Heard
L.A. Opera's colorful reprise of Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel'
19 Nov 18 / Los Angeles Times
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
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
Plácido Domingo is ageless as ever in 'Don Carlo,' opening the L.A. Opera season
24 Sep 18 / Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Opera assembled an all-star cast for its opening night revival of Verdi's Don Carlo
24 Sep 18 / Broadway World
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
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
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
A relatively elaborate fantasy
14 Mar 18 / LA Weekly
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.
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News & Articles

L.A. Opera calls off fall shows and projects losses up to $31 million
Los Angeles Opera is postponing for an entire year all four productions that had been scheduled for this fall, while outlining the depths of the financial fallout from COVID-19.
29 Jul 2020 / Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Opera cancels the rest of the season
However the company so far is managing to avoid the layoffs and furloughs that have hit so many other arts organizations across the city.
1 May 2020 / Los Angeles Times
LA Opera expands online offerings
Despite the impersonal and totalizing impact of the novel coronavirus, musicians and artists are sharing something personal. The Los Angeles Opera has taken that mission to heart, offering an expanded “At Home” series that highlights everything LA Opera.
15 Apr 2020 / San Francisco Classical Voice
More cancellations ...
Los Angeles Opera cancels May shows, while Long Beach Opera cancels rest of the season.
11 Apr 2020 / Los Angeles Times
LA Opera to start streaming past opera performances
Carmen will be streamed on Monday, March 30, kicking off the “From the Vault” series that will present other recordings and performances from the LA Opera’s mainstage.
29 Mar 2020 / OperaWire