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Guide to LA Opera

Looking back at the 2016/17 season

Strong women, big voices at LA Opera

Sondra Radvanovsky (Tosca) in 2011 © Robert Millard
Los Angeles likes to think big and so does LA Opera. It attracts star singers and the second half of its season features some big female voices taking on some of opera’s strong women.
Speaking to the Artist in Residence

The young face of LA Opera: Matthew Aucoin

Matthew Aucoin © Steven Laxton
Aucoin was just 26 when he started his three years as Artist in Residence at LA Opera. He talks to us about composition, poetry, conducting and the Los Angeles appetite for new music.
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Stunning Candide from LA Opera

Kelsey Grammer (as Voltaire) © Ken Howard
Whether it’s half an opera, three quarters an operetta, or a musical and a half, Francesca Zambello’s team put together a production that was easy to fall in love with. 
****1
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Nabucco goes to Hollywood

Plácido Domingo (Nabucco) © Ken Howard | LA Opera
Monstyrska dominates as Abigaille, Domingo brings his unique baritenor style to the title role, Thaddeus Strassberger creates a riot of colour and antiquarian style.
****1
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Fishing for pearls in Los Angeles

Nino Machaidze (Leïla) © Ken Howard
The casting was something special. Each of the principals was fun to watch, magnificent to listen to, believable in every gesture, look and touch. 
*****
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Los AngelesOrpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
James Conlon; John Neumeier; LA Opera; Maxim Mironov; Lisette Oropesa; Liv Redpath

Los AngelesRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Matthew Aucoin; Mark Lamos; LA Opera; Michael Yeargan; Constance Hoffman; Leo Nucci; Ambrogio Maestri

Los AngelesCrossing

Aucoin: Crossing
Matthew Aucoin; LA Opera; Rodney Gilfry; Brenton Ryan