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  • 10/24/2014

    Live-Tweeting Dido & Aeneas/Bluebeard's Castle Final Dress rehearsal

    During the final dress rehearsal for Dido & Aeneas/Bluebeard's Castle, we invited some of our favorite tweeters to join us to live tweet the opera. From newbies to seasoned opera fans, all agreed that director Barrie Kosky's innovative production breathed new life into these two operatic... View More

  • 10/16/2014

    Watch the Replay: Kosky + Koelsch Live from LA Opera

    Re-imagining opera for 21st century audiences, creative partnerships and the unique pairing of Dido & Aeneas/Bluebeard's Castle are just a few the topics of discussed when visionary director Barry Kosky (Dido & Aeneas/Bluebeard's Castle, The Magic Flute) and LA Opera President/CEO Christopher... View More

  • 10/14/2014

    Christopher Koelsch on Dido / Bluebeard

    We spoke to Christopher Koelsch, LA Opera's President and CEO, about director Barrie Kosky's double bill of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle . The two operas, written more than two centuries apart, come to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage for six performances fro... View More

  • 10/09/2014

    Countertenors Make History in Dido & Aeneas

    Left to right: John Holiday, G. Thomas Allen, Darryl Taylor From the iconic Three Tenors to the Three Mo’ Tenors who made a name for themselves in classical circles throughout the 90s, we fast forward to October 2014 where LA Opera presents a historic first! Meet The Three Countertenors - John... View More

  • 10/02/2014

    How I Found Florencia and Got to the Amazon

    By Daniel Catán Editor’s note: The following piece is based on Daniel Catán’s pre-performance talks for Florencia en el Amazonas, his third opera, which premiered in 1996. The composer would subsequently complete two more operas— Salsipuedes, which premiered in Houston in 2004, and Il Postino,... View More

  • 09/30/2014

    LA Opera 90012: Introducing Students to Opera

    LA Opera 90012 invites students to enter a competition for the chance to win a mini subscription, for themselves and a chaperone, to see four operas for free.  After completing the program, many students come back to participate as Ambassadors, helping to coordinate ticketing, hospitality and... View More