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L.A. Opera Season to Open with "La Traviata"!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

"Why are you so passionate about opera" was a question thrown at me today, and I puzzled for a response. It certainly was not something which came naturally to me from my environment.

In Space, No One Can Hear You Play

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Sam: "Stacy. My name is Sam Factotum, and I represent several artists who are interested in performing out of this world. I understand that there is fierce competition for who will be the first."

Your Favorite Spanish Opera Star Is Set To Sing At The World Cup

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts

SAO PAULO (AP) — Placido Domingo will sing before a World Cup final for the sixth time, announcing Wednesday he will perform at Rio de Janeiro's HSB...

Conversations With Alonzo Bodden and Spyro Gyra's Jay Beckenstein, Plus Exclusives by Make-A-Wish, Placido Domingo, Placido Domingo Jr and Danielle de Niese

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Helping others and giving back have been incredibly important to us throughout our career," says Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, "so when Make-A-Wish came to us and told us about Mark Guerra we were thrilled to be involved."

Ship of Fools

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

In a city where culture is rather nascent and there is no rich history of the arts, it's exciting to see parents educating their teens to appreciate the nuances of Verdi's masterpiece.

'Einstein on the Beach' Coming to L.A.Opera!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On October 11, 12, and 13 the L.A. Opera is presenting a spectacular operatic event... for these three performances only, we will be able to see the final incarnation of the legendary opera, "Einstein on the Beach."

Olga Peretyatko: A Nightingale Soars Among the Stars

Simon Hewitt | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

An impish, witty, self-deprecating girl with twinkling hazelnut eyes is sending gusts of fresh air whooshing through the opera world. Her flight to the top has been a libretto in its own right.

Things Are Looking Up For Placido Domingo

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 09.13.2013 | Arts

MADRID — After spending several days in the hospital, opera singer Placido Domingo said Sunday that an early diagnosis for a blocked blood vesse...

Placido Domingo May Cancel More Shows

AP | Posted 07.11.2013 | Arts

MADRID -- The son of legendary opera singer Placido Domingo says his 72-year-old father may have to cancel some more performances following his admiss...

Good News For Placido Domingo

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts

MADRID -- Opera singer Placido Domingo says he expects his health to improve soon, after he was admitted to a Madrid hospital with a blockage in an ar...

Famous Opera Singer Suffers Embolism

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Opera singer Placido Domingo is in the hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs. Domingo's representati...

The Singer's Addiction Act II: The Pain

Adria Firestone | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Adria Firestone

Discover what it is in you that is calling out to be heard. Read books, watch movies, take walks and talk with those you love. Explore other aspects of yourself. Yes, a singer is an artist, but higher still, you are the creator of a far greater work -- your life.

'Great Voices Sing John Denver' Is Wonderful New CD!

Jay Weston | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

My particular favorite has always been "Leaving On a Jet Plane." Or maybe "Sweet Surrender." Perhaps it is "Sunshine On My Shoulders." I love them all, and when you hear this album, so will you!

Chatting With Maestro Plácido Domingo

GAYOT.com | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
GAYOT.com

I don't usually get intimidated when it comes to interviews, but when it was time to speak with maestro Plácido Domingo, I was. The "King of Opera" had just finished conducting the world premiere of opera Dulce Rosa Friday night at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Placido Domingo Conducts World Premiere Opera

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Placido Domingo's collaboration with composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks dates back several decades and includes a number of commissioned operas for young audiences. The collaboration continues with the premiere of Dulce Rosa.

Dulce Rosa Opera at Broad Is Magnificent!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Move over Verdi, Puccini, Bizet... (not you, Mozart)... make room for Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks. Who? These are the guys who have created a new opera, Dulce Rosa, which will enter the pantheon of great operas we all should see over and over again.

Placido Domingo Conducts Dulce Rosa Opera at Broad Stage!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On Friday evening, May 17, there will be a spectacular musical event at the Eli & Edythe Broad Stage -- the first of six performances of a new opera, Dulce Rosa, based upon a celebrated short story by Chilean author, Isabel Allende.

'La Traviata' 160 Years Later

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Met Opera returned its minimalist and modernistic production of La Traviata to the stage Thursday night with a thrilling Diana Damrau singing Viol...

20-Year-Old Charles Eliasch Makes His Opera Debut at Carnegie Hall

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Xaque Gruber

While partying and having fun is a temptation for most 20-year-olds, Eliasch, who began vocal training at age thirteen, and recently graduated from New York's Mannes College of Music with a focus in voice will have his opera debut at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 31.

YoungArts Wows LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

If you ever had any doubts about the incredible young talent in America today, just check out the next generation of visual, literary and performing artists who have been recognized by YoungArts, the national organization devoted to mentoring and supporting emerging artists.

Romantic Madame Butterfly Coming to L.A. Opera

Jay Weston | Posted 12.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

This heartbreaking tragedy of the beautiful geisha, Cio-Cio-San, who falls madly in love with the caddish American naval lieutenant who is unworthy of that love, is heart-rendering.

Placido Domingo Celebrates 45 Years at L.A.Opera!

Jay Weston | Posted 11.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

A little girl standing next to me at a recent opera rehearsal turned to me and said with tears in her eyes, "I didn't know that opera could be such fun!" Friends, it sure is, and we must do everything we can to support it!

Placido Domingo Will Sing This Famous Opera For The First Time

AP | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

LONDON — Placido Domingo will sing the title character in Verdi's "Nabucco" for the first time at The Royal Opera next year. The new production...

Placido Domingo Opera Canceled

AP | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The Opera Orchestra of New York has canceled its March 7 concert performance of Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" with Placido Domingo after...

YoungArts Week and Young Artists in America

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While not every child today has the opportunity to dance, act, sing or play an instrument, there will always be a group of extraordinary people who have a need to express themselves and the have ability to do so. We need to continue to provide vehicles for these young artists.