| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the first opera by a Mexican composer and, astonishingly, the first Spanish-language opera commissioned by a major U.S. opera company, Daniel Catán's "Florencia en el Amazonas" had by its very nature all the makings of becoming an operatic game-changer...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 12:32 PM
¿Por qué ver de nuevo The Phantom of the Opera (El fantasma de la Opera)?
Después de todo, cuando el espectáculo que está de tour haga su parada en Fort Lauderdale, del 19 al 30 de noviembre, será la quinta vez que el musical de Broadway se presente en...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Illinois soprano Sondra Radvanovsky is a familiar figure beloved by local and international opera audiences. She has won fans for singing Leonora in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" and the title roles of Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and "Tosca" for L.A. Opera over...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Four cautious years after staging Achim Freyer's cutting-edge but coffer-draining "Ring" cycle, Los Angeles Opera has once more sharpened its edge, and dangerously so. On Saturday night, it mounted a peculiar double bill of Purcell's delicate "Dido and...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When Los Angeles Opera mounted a cinematically inspired production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" last season, audiences marveled at director Barrie Kosky's innovative combination of animation and live performance.
Those expecting similar delights in the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:15 PM
The Metropolitan Opera had a mess on its hands.
Hundreds of people stood, or sat in rented wheelchairs, outside Lincoln Center on Monday to protest its production of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," an operatic depiction of the high-profile...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The 23-year journey of "The Death of Klinghoffer" to the Metropolitan Opera:
1991 — "Klinghoffer" premieres in Brussels.
1992 — San Francisco Opera stages "Klinghoffer." It will be the last new fully staged U.S. production of the opera for...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Composer John Adams' controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer" opened Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera to a chorus of protests, while inside the Lincoln Center theater, the show went on.
The opera, inspired by the 1985 hijacking of the Achille...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Renée Fleming has performed dozens of opera's leading roles in a professional career that has spanned three decades. This month, the soprano is trying something altogether new for her -- she's starring in a stage play.
The new role isn't actually such a...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
San Diego Opera has reached a new level of stability, leaders say, after a series of cost-cutting and the announcement of new initiatives to broaden its presence in the community.
The company — which in May rescinded a controversial decision to...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When announcements for the next opera season began arriving early this year, the overall impression was that our country's companies were getting livelier if not yet up to the more progressive European model.
Los Angeles Opera, in particular, is...