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“Always a treat!”
Review of Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We recently saw a splendid production of Wagner's "Salome" and even from a far upstairs balcony, it was such a treat. The LA Opera is located inside Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the place where Oscar Ceremonies were being held till not a long ago. One can still imagine all the glamorous stars walking through the same doors that you walk through. I've been to this venue numerous times and was never disappointed. So, on your next visit or if you live here, check the program and visit!

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

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. It is going to be a long time before I am interested in attending another event in Dorothy Chandler. On the positive side, the pre-performance talks were very interesting and entertaining.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

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 dialog in English, it helped you focus on what's going on on stage rather than up on the Supertitle screen. As always, it was charming, funny, and the voices were stellar. I especially enjoyed the pre-opera lecture, which was given by James Conlon, the conductor. Oftentimes, the maestro himself, Placido Domingo has been known to deliver them, and both are a treat. I am always heartened to see young people attending the opera; it gives me hope for the next generation of opera lovers. Bravo LA 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.

Thank David R
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