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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
Deep desires
14 Mar 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Lots of Gluck
14 Mar 18 / Bachtrack
Ravishing and wondrous
14 Mar 18 / Opera West
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
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
L.A. Opera and a 'Candide' for all
29 Jan 18 / Los Angeles Times
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
With Plácido Domingo and L.A. Opera, 'Nabucco' still has the power to provoke
16 Oct 17 / Los Angeles Times
An energetic James Conlon led the LA Opera Orchestra in a propulsive but graceful rendition of the score
16 Oct 17 / Broadway World
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
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News & Articles

After Domingo’s resignation, L.A. Opera eliminates his old title
The question of who will replace Plácido Domingo as general director of Los Angeles Opera following the embattled star’s recent resignation got a quick answer Monday: nobody.
8 Oct 2019 / Los Angeles Times
Plácido Domingo resigns from Los Angeles Opera
Star steps down as general director and withdraws from future performances, marking end to US career.
3 Oct 2019 / The Guardian
Commentary
What does a post-Plácido Domingo future look like for L.A. Opera and the L.A. Phil?
19 Sep 2019 / Los Angeles Times
L.A. Opera opens its 2019/20 season without its star
Plácido Domingo investigation leaves L.A. Opera opening the season without its star.
15 Sep 2019 / Los Angeles Times
Plácido Domingo faces new sexual harassment reports
As Domingo faced a second round of sexual harassment allegations, pressure mounted on LA Opera to take action against its general manager, and opera-world support for the singing star began to wither.
6 Sep 2019 / Los Angeles Times