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Los Angeles Opera

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Address: 135 N Grand Ave, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013
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+1 213-972-8001
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A Feast For The Senses!

I have attended performances at LA Opera many, many times, but my recent experience stands out. The recent LA Opera production of "Abduction From The Seraglia", by Mozart was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John D
Cathedral City, CA
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Granite Bay, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in town to attend two performances, Salome and Abduction From the Seraglio. The singing was good, but not great. Salome was quite shrill at times and the orchestra frequently covered the voices. The ladies room was totally inadequate to the number of people trying to use it. Totally inexcusable. Some of the parking garage attendants were downright rude.... More 

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Cathedral City, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have attended performances at LA Opera many, many times, but my recent experience stands out. The recent LA Opera production of "Abduction From The Seraglia", by Mozart was phenomenal. Staging this classic opera on The Orient Express circa 1920's was a brilliant idea. It gave the story a more contemporary vibe, and with the lyrics in German and the... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Of the three major California opera companies, Los Angeles Opera is the youngest. Under the leadership of Placido Domingo, the company has offered standard repertory with international stars. But what has interested me is its championing of large-scale contemporary opera, such as a grand revival of Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" a few seasons back. Recently we took in its... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

As I expected, the production values weren't on a par with SF Opera and the Met, but the music is excellent. Worth a trip.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

LA Opera is one of the big players in opera in the US. I highly recommend going if you like opera. They get big-name performers, as well as wonderful lesser known singers. They do both modern and traditional productions. The house itself is beautiful and comfortable. There are no center aisles, but there is ample leg room for people with... More 

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Loma Linda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I didn't know what to expect with a classic play by Shakespeare as an opera. I learned that Verdi's Macbeth is a must see for everyone. Of course, the opera was made all that much better by Maestro James Conlan with the baton and Placid Domingo with the lead role of Macbeth. The costumes for the witches/demons and their portrayal... More 

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Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We were fortunate to attend the friday evening performance of La Boheme. Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Philharmonic. It was a magical evening and supurb in every way. The music, operatic voices, the acting, the staging, very engaging. And the best thing of all, the place was packed with young people all dressed for a special occasion.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

If in Los Angeles or nearby, look into attending a performance of LA Opera. This f ast rising opera company produces world class work. The Music Center has four auditorium on two blocks, close to cathedral, two museums, and The Colburn School.

Thank LosAngelesWillis
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Fabulous performance. My date and I have seen operas in London, San Francisco. NY, Dallas, Paris, and many other places. This performance the staging, the orchestra were among the best. This was probbly the best stage La Boheme I have seen

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This was one of the best opera productions that we have seen. Great singers, orchestra, costumes and stage design. Don't miss out.

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