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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
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
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

Joffrey does double duty downtown
23 Mar 18 / LA Observed
‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ beautifully blends two art forms
23 Mar 18 / Daily Trojan
Ravishing and wondrous
14 Mar 18 / Opera West
Deep desires
14 Mar 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Lots of Gluck
14 Mar 18 / Bachtrack
A relatively elaborate fantasy
14 Mar 18 / LA Weekly
Dancing with the spirits at LA Opera
13 Mar 18 / Seen and Heard
Joffrey Ballet dazzles in L.A. Opera's 'Orpheus and Eurydice'
13 Mar 18 / Los Angeles Times
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
Stunning Candide from LA Opera
31 Jan 18 / Bachtrack
LA Opera’s ‘Candide’ is hilarious, yet heartfelt
31 Jan 18 / Daily Trojan
Kelsey Grammer makes his L.A. Opera debut
30 Jan 18 / The Hollywood Reporter
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
Cock-eyed optimists
29 Jan 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
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
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
The Pearl Fishers reimagined
10 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
Diver gent
10 Oct 17 / parterre box
Stunning production dives deep for meaning
9 Oct 17 / Los Angeles Times
Camarena and Daza sang the opera's most famous piece with beautifully blended robust tones
9 Oct 17 / Broadway World
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
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
Carmen denominator
16 Sep 17 / parterre box
Ana María Martínez and Riccardo Massi lead solid cast in iffy production
13 Sep 17 / OperaWire
L.A. Opera opens its new season with 'Carmen,' again
11 Sep 17 / Los Angeles Times
Angelinos should not miss L A Opera's excellent performance of this beloved opera
11 Sep 17 / Broadway World
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
Sondra Radvanovsky wields her voice like a weapon in L.A. Opera's revival of Tosca
26 Apr 17 / LA Weekly
LA Opera’s ‘Tosca’ is a feast for the ears, not the eyes
26 Apr 17 / San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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
Convincing night vindicates rocky opening
1 Apr 17 / ConcertoNet (French)
Vittorio Grigolo’s star shines bright in L. A. Opera’s stellar “Tales of Hoffmann”
1 Apr 17 / Opera Warhorses
Enchanting Tales at L A Opera
29 Mar 17 / Opera Today
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
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
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
Sleek, sophisticated and clever
1 Feb 17 / Culture Spot LA
LA Opera debuts Roaring Twenties, Mozart-lite Entführung aus dem Serail
1 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
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
A wonderful party of a musical for Bernstein’s centennial
6 Dec 16 / Seen and Heard
A 'Wonderful Town' in search of wonder
4 Dec 16 / Los Angeles Times
Akhnaten

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Extraneous commotion abounded here
15 Dec 16 / LA Observed
Akhnaten offers L A operagoers both ear and eye candy
18 Nov 16 / Opera Today
Glass’ Akhnaten reaches LA Opera in full splendor
18 Nov 16 / Classical Voice North America
Something Aten!
16 Nov 16 / parterre box
Los Angeles Opera’s ‘Akhnaten’ basks in regal glory
13 Nov 16 / LA Daily News
Philip Glass' modernist take on ancient Egypt is now at LA Opera
13 Nov 16 / Laist
Glass’ Akhnaten triumphs in new L.A. Opera production
9 Nov 16 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A hypnotic and hyperbolic Akhnaten
8 Nov 16 / Seen and Heard
Akhnaten as you've never seen him: How L.A. Opera delivers Philip Glass' Egyptian Pharaoh tale
7 Nov 16 / Los Angeles Times
Why are there jugglers in an Egyptian-themed opera?
How the aerial magic of 'Akhnaten' came to be.
The falsetto pharoah
The story behind the powerfully high voice in L.A. Opera's 'Akhnaten'.
Demonstrators protest at L.A. Opera
Ticket holders to L.A. Opera’s opening night of Glass’ “Akhnaten” were greeted by about 25 demonstrators who voiced their frustration over a white actor singing the title role of an Egyptian pharaoh.
Macbeth

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 11

LA Opera gave us a magnificent show that I hope draws many new enthusiasts to the opera house
28 Oct 16 / Opera Today
Placido Domingo still stuns with ‘Macbeth’
3 Oct 16 / Pasadena Star-News
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
Public dissections, transactional relationships and loveless marriage
21 Jun 16 / Wall Street Journal
But the abiding presence in all of this was Sarah Osborne, sung by Peabody Southwell
21 Jun 16 / Opera News
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
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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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