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  • 09/05/2014

    Placido Domingo extends contract through 2019

    LA Opera Board Chairman Marc Stern announced today that the Board of Directors has extended Plácido Domingo’s contract as the company’s Eli and Edythe Broad General Director through the end of the 2018/19 season. “Plácido Domingo has transformed Los Angeles into a world-class operatic capital,”... View More

  • 09/03/2014

    Enjoy Yourself! A student's impression of Operalia

    Guest blogger Ellie Johnson, a 10th grader and Amabassor in LA Opera’s 90012 program, shares her impression of this year's Operalia finale.   L-R: Ellie Johnson, Muse Lee, Spencer Hart, Sarah Toutounchian   Like many 15 year olds, I love spending time with my friends gossiping and gushing about t... View More

  • 09/02/2014

    Operalia 2014 winners

    After a week of competition that brought 40 young singers from 17 nations to Los Angeles, Plácido Domingo announced that Rachel Willis-Sørensen , an American soprano who sang " Dich teure Halle " from Tannhauser at the finals, and Mario Chang , a Guatemalan tenor whose finals selection was " Ella... View More

  • 08/29/2014

    Inspiration for an Art Deco Traviata

    LA Opera’s 2014/15 season begins September 13 with an Art Deco-inspired production of La Traviata directed and designed by Marta Domingo. Mrs. Domingo took a break from rehearsals to talk to us about her inspiration and influences for this beloved Verdi masterpiece. What inspired you to set La... View More

  • 08/27/2014

    From obscene Trivialità to Traviata (by James Conlon)

    A Note from Music Director James Conlon The third of Giuseppe Verdi’s so-called “middle-period trilogy” of masterpieces, La Traviata is arguably not only Verdi’s most popular opera, but one of a handful of the world’s most beloved operas. Several years after the trilogy was completed, when he was... View More