Marin Alsop leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)


Sundays Live at LACMA: Weekly one-hour classical chamber music concerts and recitals by soloists and ensembles. This series has been running since 1948. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m. Free.

May 29, June 8, 18

LA Opera: "Das Rheingold" James Conlon conducts the opera in Wagner's drama. The production is directed and designed by Achim Freyer, and is the first opera of the Ring cycle. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. 7:30 each night. $20-$250. (213) 972-7219.

May 30, June 10, 20

LA Opera: "Die Walküre" James Conlon conducts the cast in Wagner's opera as part of the Ring cycle. Starring Plácido Domingo, Michelle DeYoung and Linda Watson, and directed by Achim Freyer. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. May 30, 6 p.m.; June 10, 6 p.m.; June 20, noon. $50-$275. (213) 972-7219.

June 3-5

Pacific Symphony: Leila Josefowicz Carl St. Clair conducts John Adams' Violin Concerto, Ravel's Suite from "Mother Goose," Mozart's Symphony No. 32, and Stravinsky's Suite from "Firebird." Featuring superstar violinist Leila Josefowicz, who made her debut at age 17 at Carnegie Hall. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 8 each night. $25-$105. (714) 755-5799.

June 3, 13, 23

LA Opera: "Siegfried" Presenting Richard Wagner's operatic fairy tale designed and directed by artist Achim Freyer as part of the Ring cycle. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 North Grand Ave., L.A. June 3, 6 p.m.; June 13, 12 p.m.; June 23, 6 p.m. $20-$260. (213) 972-7219.

June 6, 16, 26

LA Opera: "Gotterdammerung" James Conlon conducts the final chapter of Wagner's music drama as part of the Ring cycle, starring Linda Watson, John Treleaven and Eric Halfvarson. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. June 6, 5 p.m.; June 16, 6 p.m.; June 26, 5 p.m. $50-$275. (213) 972-7219.

June 10, 13, 19, 22, 25, 30

San Francisco Opera: "Die Walküre" Donald Runnicles conducts and Francesca Zambello directs the Richard Wagner opera. Starring Nina Stemme as "Brünnhilde," Mark Delavan as "Wotan," Eva-Maria Westbroek as "Sieglinde" and Christopher Ventris as "Siegmund." San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 864-3330.

June 15

Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra: The singer, composer, musician, activist and member of rock band the Police performs with the British symphony orchestra. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $30-$210. (323) 850-2000.

June 19

Pasadena Symphony and Pops Fireworks Spectacular Rachael Worby conducts the Pops Symphony in a program that includes Bizet's "Carmen," Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite," Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" as well as "Bohemian Masquerades," "Saber Dances" and "Toreadors." Also featuring the performers of Cirque de la Symphonie with an acrobatic and theatrical program set to music. Lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Concert at 7:30 p.m., gates open at 5:30 for picnicking. $25-$90 (children and student discounts available). (626) 793-7172.

June 19