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William May on Heckelphone!?

William May, principal bassoon of LA Opera is playing heckelphone for their production of Salome! The LA Opera Blog did a great article which you should go check out, and you can go see one of the… 7 more words

LA Opera’s Salome at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg

In the daunting role of Salome, the soprano needs the sustained vocal power to be heard over a surging orchestra, the acting skills to convey an emotionally damaged fifteen-year-old overcome by lust and longing, and the charisma and grace to attack the famous ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’ without falling into awkwardness and cliché. 826 more words

LA Opera Presents Leonard Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg

With the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth approaching in 2018, LA Opera began the celebration with a semi-staged concert performance of Wonderful Town. 875 more words

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Opera: Philip Glass’s "Akhnaten" at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg

With enough Juggling stunts to rival Cirque du Soleil, Philip Glass’s opera, Akhnaten, tumbled into town from London in a new staging co-produced by English National Opera and LA Opera. 963 more words

Opera Season

I’m announcing a new series on the blog today!

One of my favorite hobbies is attending operas. I started attending operas after taking an introductory course to Opera my freshman year of college. 108 more words

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Smith joins LA Opera Orchestra in: 

I am super excited to join the viola section of the LA Opera Orchestra in their production of Akhnaten. This opera is scored without violins so it should be very dark and extremely awesome. 118 more words


LA Opera Presents Verdi’s "Macbeth" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg

Verdi’s Macbeth, interpreted by a consummate conductor and orchestra with magnificent singing from the chorus and principals, made for a powerful night of opera and a brilliant opener to LA Opera’s 2016-17 season. 869 more words

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