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Behind the Scenes, Interviews

Q&A: James Conlon, Marlon Daniel, & Maria Todaro on Their Shared Devotion to the Life and Works of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges


Photo: Bob-Estremera, Bonnie Perkinson, & Tania Baricklo The name and reputation of the revolutionary Classical composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges were once nearly forgotten. Through the work of Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon, Marlon Daniel founder of the Saint-Georges International Music Festival, and stage director Maria Todaro, Bologne is returning to the spotlight. Below these individuals discuss {…}


Los Angeles Opera Announces Contract Extension for James Conlon, New Role for Lina González-Granados


Los Angeles Opera has announced that it will extend the contract of Music Director James Conlon until the 2024-25 season. Conlon took over the role in 2006 and has led more than 400 performances with the company in 62 different operas we well as two world premieres and 29 company premieres. “I am extremely happy to continue my collaboration with {…}


Alaysha Fox, James Conlon Headline LAO At Home For Week of Sept. 14


The Los Angeles Opera has announced its streaming program for the week starting on Sept. 14, 2020. It all starts with “Opera Happy Hour” starring Jeremy Frank as he explores some of opera’s most memorable melodies that have entered popular culture. Streaming Date: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT Soprano Alaysha Fox headlines a living room recital. She {…}


Ana María Martinez & James Conlon Headline LAO At Home To End August


(Credit: Tom Specht) The Los Angeles Opera has revealed its streaming slate for the LAO at Home service for the final week of August. The week will kick off with a living room recital feature soprano Ana María Martinez. Her program will include the famed “Song to the Moon” and a selection of Spanish songs. Streaming Date: Tuesday, August 25, {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

James Conlon On the Wagner Marathon From Los Angeles Opera on July 25


(Credit: Bonnie Perkinson) Never mind one week—how about one day? Listeners looking for a one-day immersion in Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” are in for a treat when Los Angeles Opera streams all four music dramas on Saturday, July 25 beginning at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT. The webcast will be available at LAOpera.org/LAOatHome. The stream continues musical offerings the {…}


Russell Thomas, James Conlon, Jeremy Frank & Wagner Headline LAO At Home This Week


(Credit: Fay Fox / Dan Steinberg) Los Angeles Opera has announced its latest set of performances as part of its LAO at Home series. Kicking things off will be a living room recital featuring tenor Russell Thomas. The famed interpreter of such works as “Norma,” “Otello,” “La Clemenza di Tito,” and “Tosca,” will work together with pianist Kyung-mi Kim on {…}


Pretty Yende, James Conlon, Sasha Cooke Headline LAO At Home Schedule Starting June 30


The Los Angeles Opera has announced its streaming schedule for LAO At Home starting on June 30. Following its Great Opera Choruses performance on June 28, 2020, the company will present “Learn at Home” with Music Director James Conlon as he introduces Wagner’s “Ring Clycle.” Streaming Date: June 30, 2020 at 2 p.m. PDT.   Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke will join {…}


Ana María Martinez, Erica Petrocelli, James Conlon Headline LAO At Home For Week of June 22


The Los Angeles Opera has announced its schedule for LAO at Home streaming for the week of June 22. It all kicks off with a living room recital featuring soprano Erica Petrocelli and pianist Louis Lohraseb. They will perform Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und Leben” and Debussy’s “Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire.” Streaming Date: June 22, 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT Jeremy Frank {…}