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Keith Phares (Roderick Usher), Jamielyn Duggan (Madeline Usher) and Dominic Armstrong (Poe) © Craig T Mathew
Santa Monica

Two Gordon Getty operas get the Masterpiece Theatre treatment

By , 24 June 2018
****1
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Rodney Gilfry (Walt Whitman) © Rob Latour | The Wallis
Los Angeles

Matthew Aucoin, Rod Gilfry and Walt Whitman in the wilds of Beverly Hills

By , 26 May 2018
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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Nino Machaidze (Leïla) © Ken Howard
Los Angeles

Fishing for pearls: LA Opera's second attempt at Bizet proves a charmer

By , 07 October 2017
*****
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Kate Lindsey (Nicklausse) and Vittorio Grigolò (Hoffmann) © LA Opera
Los Angeles

A beautifully sung Tales of Hoffmann at LA Opera

By , 25 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
****1
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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
****1
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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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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
****1
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Ana María Martínez (Nedda) and Marco Berti (Canio) © Craig T Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

LA Opera goes Hollywood in season opening double bill starring Plácido Domingo

By , 12 September 2015
***11
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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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Robert Hayward (Bluebeard) © Craig Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Rare Dido and Bluebeard double bill an odd dichotomy

By , 25 October 2014
**111
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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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Richard Croft (Captain Vere) © Robert Millard
Los Angeles

Relentless, Musically Exceptional: LA Opera's Billy Budd

By , 22 February 2014
****1
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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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James Creswell as Daland  ©  Robert Millard
Los Angeles

LA Opera's Flying Dutchman sails past the point

By , 09 March 2013
*1111
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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
****1
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Los Angeles

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

By , 22 September 2012
**111
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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
****1
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