Sasha Cooke, Rodrick Dixon, Kelley O’Connor, & Matthew Polenzani Lead Aspen Music Festival 2023 Summer Livestreams

The 2023 Aspen Music Festival has released its livestream lineup. All livestreamed performances are free and will be available on the AMFS virtual stage website. This article will focus solely on vocal performances. LA Opera’s James Conlon leads Sasha Cooke and Rodrick Dixon in “Conlon Conducts Mendelssohn, Mahler.” Cooke and Dixon present Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde.” Performance Date: July {…}

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 {…}

LA Opera to Present Live Simulcast of Verdi’s ‘Aida’ Starring Latonia Moore & Russell Thomas

(Credit: Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera) The Los Angeles Opera will present simulcast for Verdi’s “Aida” on June 4, 2022. The performance stars soprano Latonia Moore, tenor Russell Thomas, bass Peixin Chen, baritone George Gagnidze, bass Morris Robinson, and soprano Melody Moore. The work will be conducted by James Conlon. Using nine HD cameras, the company will transmit the showcase live from {…}

LA Opera To Open 2021-22 Season with ‘Il Trovatore’ Following Production Setbacks

On Sept. 18, 2021, LA Opera will open its 2021-22 season with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” officially making its return to fully-staged productions since March 8, 2020. Renowned Verdi conductor James Conlon will conduct six performances, leading a cast featuring Guanqun Yu as Leonora, tenors Limmie Pulliam and Gregory Kunde sharing the role of Manrico, Raehann Bryce-Davis as Azucena, Vladimir Stoyanov {…}