LA Opera Announces Conductor Change for ‘Tosca’

By Francisco Salazar

The LA Opera has announced a conductor change for its upcoming production of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

The company revealed that Oksana Lyniv has unfortunately withdrawn from conducting due to personal reasons. As a result, former LAO Young Artist Louis Lohraseb will be stepping up to the podium.

“Tosca” will mark Lohraseb’s mainstage debut following his performances with the company in the 2019 screening “Psycho.” He is an alumnus of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program and made his professional debut in 2019 at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. This season he is set to conduct the Sarasota Opera, leading Massenet’s “Thérèse,” Indiana University’s IU Opera Theatre, and Yale Opera.

The conductor will lead a cast that stars Angel Blue, Michael Fabiano, Gregory Kunde, and Ryan McKinny. The opera is set to be performed between Nov. 19 and Dec. 10, 2022.