Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2012
Above: A 2008 dress rehearsal of "Tristan and Isolde" by LA Opera with John Treleaven, right, as Tristan and Linda Wilson as Isolde in Act 3.
Designed by David Hockney, the colorful staging of Wagner's masterpiece became a signature production of the young company. Other memorable productions created by the company include this season's "Il Foscari"; "Grendel," directed by Julie Taymor; and Herbert Ross' traditional "La Boheme."