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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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Two Gordon Getty operas get the Masterpiece Theatre treatment

Keith Phares (Roderick Usher), Jamielyn Duggan (Madeline Usher) and Dominic Armstrong (Poe) © Craig T Mathew
Two charming operas featured splendid singing in a haze of choreography, staging and projections in a setting that had the feel of being live in a surround sound movie theater. 
****1
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Aucoin, Gilfry and Whitman in the wilds of Beverly Hills

Rodney Gilfry (Walt Whitman) © Rob Latour | The Wallis
An intense intellectual melodrama from Aucoin, with superb playing by members of the LA Opera Orchestra.
****1
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Lots of Gluck: LA Opera’s Orphée et Eurydice

Lisette Oropesa (Eurydice) © Ken Howard
With a potent cast and excellent dancing, this is a sophisticated take on Gluck's opera. 
***11
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Los AngelesDon Carlo(s)

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
James Conlon; Ian Judge; LA Opera; Tim Goodchild; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Unknown; Ramón Vargas

Los AngelesSatyagraha

Glass: Satyagraha
Grant Gershon; Phelim McDermott; LA Opera; Julian Crouch; Kevin Pollard; Sean Panikkar; So Young Park

Los AngelesHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
James Conlon; Douglas Fitch; LA Opera; Craig Colclough; Melody Moore; Sasha Cooke; Liv Redpath