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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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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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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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Los AngelesCrossing

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

Los AngelesRigoletto

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

Santa MonicaUsher House | The Canterville Ghost

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Sara Jobin; Brian Staufenbiel; LA Opera; Dave Dunning; Callie Floor; Keith Phares; Matthew Burns