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  • 08/04/2015

    3 Questions with an LA Opera Intern

    Caleb (center) with his fellow interns, Katherine Antonia Kenney, Marina Macias (left), Luis Rojas, Obioma Oguekwe, and Marella Martin (right) Why did you choose to pursue an internship at the LA Opera? THIS IS LA OPERA!!!! (Major bragging rights) In all seriousness though, opera has done so much... View More

  • 08/03/2015

    A Day at LA Opera

    What does a day at LA Opera look like? Such a question has several different answers. For 150 scholars from the Compton and Carson Children Defense Fund Freedom Schools, a day at LA Opera meant a true recital experience. This past Friday, LA Opera hosted the Freedom Schools scholars for a day of... View More

  • 07/31/2015

    Opera Sisters

    Katie and Annie Lee rehearse “Everything Breathes” from The White Bird of Poston . They are led here (off-camera) by teaching artists Leslie Stevens and Charlie Kim. Sisters have a special bond that cannot be compared to any other relationship. They can be your best friend from the start or even... View More

  • 07/31/2015

    3 Things I Learned Volunteering at LA Opera

    1)    Teamwork is key. Everyone at the company collaborates to make our productions spectacular and employees are willing to go the extra mile for our art. 2)    There are so many ways to see opera and so many new innovations. 3)    Details always matter. It’s been amazing to learn how much detai... View More

  • 07/28/2015

    Extreme Sports Opera

    by Tom Lady You ever been on a rollercoaster ride that’s lasted three decades? Jeff Kleeman has. As the Technical Director for LA Opera, Jeff regularly clocks in 80 or a hundred hours a week, sometimes even more if you can fathom that. Grinning through that ZZ Top beard, he says, “It’s like a... View More

  • 07/27/2015

    #MusicMonday: Streetcar Edition

    When Renée Fleming starred as Blanche DuBois in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire , she wowed audiences with her many showstopper arias.  Start your week off right by listening to the blues-inspired opera, particularly Blanche’s radiant Act III aria, “ I Want Magic ,” in which she reveals h... View More

  • 07/24/2015

    From Zarzuela To Opera Camp

    Jesus and Diego Lopez (17 and 10, respectively) wanted nothing to do with classical music. When their mother, Beatriz Zaragoza, played classical music in the car, the boys complained. This all changed when the family discovered LA Opera’s Zarzuela Project. With the Community Opera Choruses Networ... View More

  • 07/23/2015

    Throwback Thursday: Radvanovsky In Tosca

    The best on-stage moments occur when a singer can so perfectly capture the essence of a character through vocals and performance. Throughout her career, Sondra Radvanovsky has delivered many of these moments to audiences around the world. Radvanovsky played the title role in Puccini’s Tosca ,... View More

  • 07/21/2015

    5 Classic Opera Cartoon Episodes

    Patricia Bardon as Carmen Imagine yourself at the opera for the first time. You're sitting in the orchestra and the curtain rises to the sounds of the overture from Bizet's Carmen. Suddenly, you realize that you've heard these notes before. But, where?  Opera has inspired artists in all mediums... View More

  • 07/14/2015

    Up Your Word Nerd Game with Opera Terms

    Introducing Word Wednesday:  Learn new opera terms for your next Scrabble game!  Opera - the art form - draws from many different languages for its music and its terminology, making the language of opera rich with high scoring words. Because some are Italian, others French or German, they may not... View More