Tag Archives: Don Giovanni

From the Desk of Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director – LA Opera Part I

by Megan Meister

The LA Opera poster for DON GIOVANNI I flew out to Los Angeles yesterday to hear the singers in the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program and to attend performances of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI and Verdi’s I DUE FOSCARI. Six new singers join two returning artists to comprise the “class” of 2013, and among them is soprano […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell: Ailyn Perez 2012 Richard Tucker Winner

by Megan Meister

    I just had a very excited Ailyn Perez on the telephone informing me that she is this year’s winner of the Richard Tucker Award !  This $30,000 prize is the operatic equivalent of winning the Nobel Prize,  the Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award all rolled into one !   Her husband, Stephen Costello, […]

EDIBLE OPERA

by Megan Meister

EDIBLE OPERA One of the best-loved opening scenes in opera, the beginning of Act One of Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, revolves almost entirely around two things: hunger and extreme cold.  As we enter the season of feasting that extends from Thanksgiving Day through Chinese New Year’s and beyond, it’s a good time to push ourselves […]

Best in a Lifetime!

by Suzanne Calvin

Wow. We not only made Mark-Brian Sonna’s Top Ten List for the year just ended, we redefined the role of Don Giovanni for a generation, presented “our new Pavarotti” in two outstanding works and gave this critic one of the most memorable theatrical experiences of his entire life!  Given what a critic experiences year-in and year-out, that’s quite […]

Up With the Volume – Off With Her Head!

by Suzanne Calvin

Time’s a-wasting! Only a few more performances of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” left to enjoy. Here’s the latest review from Arnold Jones of “The Voice.” By the way, we will be broadcasting live this evening from the Winspear Opera House as we open the first of six performances of Donizetti’s renowned Tudor tragedy, “Anna Bolena” (a.k.a. […]