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Press Release: LA Opera announces Domingo's Young Artists Concert

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LA Opera announces
Domingo's Young Artists Concert

Plácido Domingo and Sondra Radvanovsky
host a vocal celebration of the tenth anniversary
of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program

(Los Angeles) October 4, 2016 — General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that LA Opera will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program with a concert on April 1, 2017. Mr. Domingo will conduct the LA Opera Orchestra in Domingo's Young Artists Concert, a performance featuring current members and distinguished alumni of the program, joined by guest soloist Sondra Radvanovsky, star of the company's spring production of Tosca, in a concert featuring favorite arias, duets and ensembles.

One of the nation's premiere training grounds, the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program enables participants to work full-time on their artistic development during the critical stage between the end of their formal academic or conservatory training and the onset of steady performing careers. Alumni of the program regularly appear with leading opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera and Opera Australia, among many others. Many of them of also been winners of Operalia, the prestigious international vocal competition founded by Mr. Domingo.

"Since 2006, dozens of singers have launched their careers by starting out in Los Angeles through the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program," said Mr. Domingo. "I have closely followed the progress of so many of these artists after they have left Los Angeles, and nothing makes me more gratified than to see them succeed. I welcome this opportunity to showcase their achievements as LA Opera celebrates this exceptional program's tenth anniversary."

The concert will take place at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 1, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012). Tickets for the concert are currently on sale exclusively to LA Opera subscribers.

Tickets to Domingo's Young Artists begin at $29. To purchase concert tickets along with new season tickets, or to add concert tickets to existing subscriptions, please contact the LA Opera Box Office at 213.972.8001 or click here.

About the Program
Identifying and encouraging talented young artists with enormous potential is essential to the future of opera. Since its inception, LA Opera has been committed to nurturing a resident ensemble of young singers who would benefit from long-term professional development. The Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program is designed to develop the talents of exceptionally gifted young performers to become artists of potentially international stature, whose first loyalty would be to LA Opera.

The Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program is generously underwritten by the Colburn Foundation and Eugene and Marilyn Stein. Special support for young artist stipends is graciously provided by The Lenore and Richard Wayne Young Artist Fellowship. The program was launched in 2006 with funding from the Flora L. Thornton Foundation.

To learn more about the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program and its members, click here.

About Sondra Radvanovsky
Sondra Radvanovsky is a globally celebrated artist, and the sincerity and intensity that she brings to the stage as one of the most prominent sopranos of her generation have won her accolades from critics and loyalty from passionate fans. The remarkable range of her repertoire includes the title roles in Rusalka and Lucrezia Borgia and the enormously challenging Norma. She is widely regarded as one of the premiere Verdi sopranos alive today, and her signature role is Leonora in Il Trovatore, the role in which she made her LA Opera debut in 2004. She returned to Los Angeles in 2008 in the title role of Suor Angelica and in 2013 as Tosca, a role she will reprise with the company in April and May 2017. In 2014, LA Opera presented Ms. Radvanovsky in recital along with her longtime colleague, pianist Anthony Manoli. For more information, visit SondraRadvanovsky.com.

About LA Opera
In just three decades of existence, LA Opera has become one of America’s most exciting and ambitious opera companies. Under the leadership of Plácido Domingo (Eli and Edythe Broad General Director), James Conlon (Richard Seaver Music Director) and Christopher Koelsch (President and CEO), the company is dedicated to staging imaginative new productions, world premiere commissions and inventive stagings of the classics that preserve the foundational works while making them feel fresh and compelling.

In addition to its mainstage performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the company explores unusual repertoire each season through the LA Opera Off Grand initiative, performed in a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles. The company also presents a robust variety of educational programming and innovative community engagement offerings, experienced by more than 135,000 people each season.

LA Opera is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community.

 Yamaha is the Official Piano of LA Opera.

LA Opera Media Contact:
Fran Rizzi, Director of Public Relations
frizzi@laopera.org | 213.972.7554


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