The fraught love story of Frida and Diego is turned into myth at LA Opera 

United StatesUnited States Gabriela Lena Frank, El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Lina González-Granados (conductor). Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 26.11.2023. (JRo)

Daniela Mack (Frida) and Alfredo Daza (Diego) at the center of the stage © Cory Weaver

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A marvelous barber, attractive lovers and merry pranks mark LA Opera’s The Barber of Seville

United StatesUnited States Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Louis Lohraseb (conductor). Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 21.10.2023. (JRo)

Joshua Hopkins (Figaro), Isabel Leonard (Rosina) and Edgardo Rocha (Almaviva) © Cory Weaver

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Rachel Barton Pine triumphs in the Billy Childs Violin Concerto No.2 at the Hollywood Bowl

United StatesUnited States John Williams, Billy Childs, Mussorgsky: Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Stéphane Denève (conductor). Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, 27.7.2023. (LV)

Rachel Barton Pine plays Billy Childs’s Violin Concerto No.2 © Matt Herman

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A richly choreographed, visually stunning portrait of Frida Kahlo from Dutch National Ballet

United StatesUnited States Peter Salem (composer), Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (choreographer), Frida: Dancers of Dutch National Ballet, members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and other artists / Matthew Rowe (conductor). Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 16.7.2023. (JRo)

Dutch National Ballet’s Frida © Hans Gerritsen

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