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!
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