Opera League News & Articles

Zarzuela or Spanish Opera? Interview with Melodee Fernández

Zarzuela or Spanish Opera?

The Lead Teaching Artist of LA Opera's Zarzuela Project discusses this very conundrum.
Bring It On! Interview with Susan Graham

Bring It On!

After nearly 25 years on stage, Susan Graham still finds the thrill of new challenges
The World Premiere of Ellen Reid Interview with a Wunderkind

The World Premiere of Ellen Reid

Two composers will be heard at LA's “big four” musical performance organizations in 2018. One of them is Mozart. The other...

In the Pit: Jim Self - Blockbuster Tuba I OOMPAH

In the Pit: Jim Self - Blockbuster Tuba

It is easy for the tuba to outdo the orchestra. The challenge is to create a blend with the trombones, basses, bassoons and tympani.
A Candide for Now Interview with Francesca Zambello

A Candide for Now

The director talks about Bernstein’s Candide, her inspirational parents and running two major opera companies.
“Va, Pensiero” Ensnared in Politics "O, my homeland, so beautiful and lost!"

“Va, Pensiero” Ensnared in Politics

This is the story of two national anthems proposed for Italy.