LA Opera Presents Two Free Performances of Britten’s ‘Noah’s Flood’

Professional artists and more than 300 amateur members of the Los Angeles musical community gather under the baton of James Conlon to present two free, family-friendly performances of Benjamin Britten’s “Noah’s Flood.” Professional vocal soloists including baritone Ben Lowe as Noah, mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell as Mrs. Noah and bass-baritone Patrick Blackwell as the Voice of God. They are joined by {…}

Ana María Martínez, Jonathan Tetelman, Renée Fleming & Quinn Kelsey Lead LA Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The LA Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the entire season. Mainstage Karah Son sings the title role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Jonathan Tetelman, Hyona Kim, and Michael Sumuel also starring. James Conlon conducts the production by Mario Gas. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 13 2024 Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” returns for the first time {…}

LA Opera Cancels World Premiere of ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay;’ Will Premiere at the Met Opera in 2025-26

The LA Opera has canceled plans to present the world premiere of Mason Bates’ “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” this fall. The company said that the production was canceled due to financial issues. LA Opera CEO Christopher Koelsch told the AP News, “It was a very ambitious and therefore expensive project, and unfortunately in the current conditions, it wasn’t {…}

New Study Finds Gender Inequality & Non-Standard Work in US Opera Production

(Photo credit: Adrien Coquet) Dr. Caitlin Vincent (University of Melbourne) and Dr. Amanda Coles (Deakin University) have published their findings on the gender inequality and the impacts of non-standard work in the US opera industry. The team tracked women’s representation as conductors, directors, and designers at the 11 largest opera companies in the United States – the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe {…}