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“Bold, Brilliant Opera Company ”
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Los Angeles Opera
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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 spectacular new production of Philip Glass's "Akhnaten," a thrilling, monumental recreation of ancient Egyptian history through the pulsing, mystical music of Glass, that icon of contemporary Minimalism. Absolute breathtaking and surely memorable!

Thank Ken H
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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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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 center seats to get by seated people without tromping on their toes.

LA Opera is an excellent choice to see first-rate opera.

Thank Claudia C
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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 as being the power behind the throne, as well as the line that the road to power is paved with evil deeds, gives pause for thought of whether much has really changed in our world since the time that Shakespeare wrote his play, or since Verdi created this powerful and thought provoking opera.

Thank Mercury8
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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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