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Nabucco

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 5

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.
Les pêcheurs de perles

Los Angeles Opera


No. of reviews: 9

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: 7

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
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
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
Philip Glass' modernist take on ancient Egypt is now at LA Opera
13 Nov 16 / Laist
Los Angeles Opera’s ‘Akhnaten’ basks in regal glory
13 Nov 16 / LA Daily News
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
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
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
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
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News & Articles

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
L.A. Opera wins two Grammys for 'Ghosts of Versailles'
When Los Angeles Opera took its curtain call Sunday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the usual applause grew to a roar at the appearance onstage of two shiny guests stars: Grammy Awards.
13 Feb 2017 / Los Angeles Times
Conductor James Conlon on L.A. Opera's Grammy nominations
... and why the odds are stacked against them.
10 Feb 2017 / Los Angeles Times