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Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Los Angeles

Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival

By , 17 November 2018
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Lisette Oropesa (Eurydice) © Ken Howard
Los Angeles

Lots of Gluck: LA Opera’s Orphée et Eurydice

By , 10 March 2018
***11
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Kelsey Grammer (as Voltaire) © Ken Howard
Los Angeles

Stunning Candide from LA Opera

By , 27 January 2018
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Plácido Domingo (Nabucco) © Ken Howard | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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James Conlon © Robert Millard
Washington

Salute to Slava: Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

By , 06 April 2017
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James Conlon © Robert Millard
Chicago

Conlon and the Chicago Symphony show their rapport in Schubert and Mahler

By , 30 March 2017
***11
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Patricia Racette (Salome) © Ken Howard | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Patricia Racette's mesmerizing power as Salome in Los Angeles

By , 05 March 2017
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Morris Robinson (Osmin) and Brenton Ryan (Pedrillo) © Craig T Mathew
Los Angeles

LA Opera debuts Roaring Twenties, Mozart-lite Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 28 January 2017
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Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Witches © Karen Almond | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Plácido Domingo and nine saucy witches star in LA Opera's new Macbeth

By , 17 September 2016
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Jan Lisiecki © Mathias Bothor
San Francisco

A brilliant night of Britten, Mozart and Dvorak with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 June 2016
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Alexander Hanna © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Conlon closes the year with an intriguing program of rarities in Chicago

By , 17 December 2015
***11
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Angela Meade (Norma) © Ken Howard
Los Angeles

Worth the price of admission: Angela Meade shines in LA Opera's Norma

By , 21 November 2015
***11
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Jay Hunter Morris (Captain Ahab) © Craig T Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

The heart of the sea: Jake Heggie's masterful Moby-Dick at LA Opera

By , 07 November 2015
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James Conlon © Chester Higgins
Chicago

Conlon bows out of Ravinia with a soaring Dutchman

By , 15 August 2015
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Rodion Pogossov (Figaro) and René Barbera (Almaviva) © Craig T Mathew
Los Angeles

Figaro Unbound in a charming, witty Barber of Seville in Los Angeles

By , 28 February 2015
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Patricia Racette (Marie Antoinette) and Christopher Maltman (Beaumarchais) © Craig Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

The Ghosts of Versailles a triumph at LA Opera

By , 07 February 2015
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Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina © Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk a musical and visual triumph

By , 13 November 2014
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Nino Machaidze (Violetta) © Craig Mathew
Los Angeles

LA Opera's Traviata sparkles, but doesn't quite shine

By , 13 September 2014
***11
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I vespri siciliani in concert © Javier del Real
Madrid

Extraordinary cast for I vespri siciliani in concert

By , 11 June 2014
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James Conlon © Dan Steinberg for LA Opera
Montreal

The majesty of Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau revealed in Montreal

By , 30 April 2014
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Richard Croft (Captain Vere) © Robert Millard
Los Angeles

Relentless, Musically Exceptional: LA Opera's Billy Budd

By , 22 February 2014
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Plácido Domingo (Francesco Foscari), Roberto Tagliavini (Jacopo Loredano), Arnold Schoenberg Chor © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Domingo makes Verdi's I due Foscari a must-see at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 January 2014
***11
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Roberto Frontali as Falstaff  ©  Robert Millard
Los Angeles

New LA Opera Falstaff is a merry treat

By , 09 November 2013
****1
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Kathleen Kim and Matthew Rose  ©  Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera, 2013
New York City

The Met celebrates Britten with A Midsummer Night's Dream

By , 11 October 2013
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James Creswell as Daland  ©  Robert Millard
Los Angeles

LA Opera's Flying Dutchman sails past the point

By , 09 March 2013
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Plácido Domingo as Francesco Foscari  ©  Robert Millard
Los Angeles

Domingo's latest turn as baritone proves triumphant for LA Opera and Verdi

By , 29 September 2012
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James Conlon  ©  Dan Steinberg for LA Opera
Montreal

James Conlon and Gil Shaham with the Montréal Symphony

By , 27 September 2012
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Los Angeles

LA Opera's Don Giovanni showcases some impressive singing but falls short

By , 22 September 2012
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James Conlon  ©  Chester Higgins
Philadelphia

Memories of Prague from the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 23 March 2012
***11
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Alek Shrader as Albert Herring; Janis Kelly as Lady Billows; Jonathan Michie as Mr. Gedge, the Vicar ©  Robert Millard for LA Opera
Los Angeles

Britten's Albert Herring: A sardonic delight at LA Opera

By , 08 March 2012
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Madrid

El concierto transfigurado: James Conlon frente a la Orquesta Nacional de España

By , 15 April 2018
***11
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Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) en la versión de concierto de la ópera de Verdi en el Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Domingo, imperecedero: Macbeth en el Teatro Real

By , 17 July 2017
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Mischa Maisky © Hideki Shiozawa
Rome

Mischa Maisky à l’Auditorium Parco delle Musica de Rome pour une soirée Dvořák mémorable

By , 14 May 2017
*****
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Vincenzo Costanzo (Rodolfo), Lana Kos (Luisa Miller) y Leo Nucci (Miller) © Javier del Real
Madrid

Luisa Miller en el Real: valientes protagonistas e insignes secundarios

By , 26 April 2016
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta
Paris

Trifonov dans Prokofiev, naissance d'un mythe

By , 14 January 2016
*****
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Dmitry Belosselsky (Iwan Chowanski) und Damen des Chores © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Ein Käfig voller Russen: Chowanschtschina an der Staatsoper Wien

By , 20 September 2015
***11
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