Angel Blue, Russell Thomas, Rhiannon Giddens & Renée Fleming Lead LA Opera’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The LA Opera has announced its 2022-23 Season featuring six operatic productions including an LA premiere.

The season opens with Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” with Amanda Woodbury and Liv Redpath sharing the title role. They will be joined by Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Alexander Birch Elliott, and Eric Owens with Lina González-Granados conducting Simon Stone’s production.

Performance Dates: Sept. 17-Oct. 9, 2022

Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’ “Omar” makes its LA Opera premiere with Kazem Abdullah conducting. The production is set to star Jamez McCorkle, Daniel Okulitch, Norman Garrett, Barry Banks, Jacqueline Echols, and Briana Hunter. Kaneza Schaal directs the opera.

Performance Dates: Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 2022

Angel Blue, Gregory Kunde, and Ryan McKinny star in Puccini’s “Tosca” with Oksana Lyniv conducting.

Performance Dates: Nov. 19-Dec. 10, 2022

James Conlon conducts Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” in a production by James Gray. The cast will include Craig Colclough, Janai Brugger, Ana María Martínez, Lucas Meachem, Rihab Chaieb, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Marie McLaughlin, and Rodell Aure Rosel.

Performance Dates: Feb. 4-26, 2023

Sydney Mancasola, Will Liverman, Kyle Ketelsen, Susan Graham, and Ferruccio Furlanetto star in Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” with James Conlon conducting Sir David McVicar’s production.

Performance Dates: March 25-April 16. 2023

Russell Thomas is set to star in Verdi’s “Otello” with Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Igor Golovatenko, Morris Robinson, and Anthony Ciaramitaro. James Conlon conducts the production by John Cox.

Performance Dates: May 13 – June 4, 2023

Recitals & Concerts

Michael Shapiro conducts the LA Opera Orchestra in a concert reading of the 1931 film “Frankenstein.”

Performance Dates: Oct. 28 & 29, 2022

Pablo Sáinz-Villegas and Isabel Leonard sing at the Colburn as part of the Off Grand series.

Performance Dates: Dec. 3, 2022

Juan Diego Flórez and Vincenzo Scalera perform a recital.

Performance Date: Jan. 23, 2023

Russell Thomas sings at the Colburn.

Performance Dates: Feb. 23, 2023

Harry Bicket conducts the English Concert in Handel’s “Solomon.”

Performance Dates: March 10, 2023

Off Grand will produce a double bill of “Mary Motorhead” and “TRADE” by Emma O’Halloran. The works star Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Marc Kudisch, and Kyle Bielfield. Julian Wachner conducts Tom Creed’s production.

Performance Dates: April 27–30, 2023

Renée Fleming returns to LA for an evening with the soprano.

Performance Dates: June 10, 2023