Opera-loving Angelenos are in for a bit of diversity this 2014/2015 season.
General Director Plácido Domingo announced the upcoming season this week, and it will include a mixture of contemporary pieces and classic favorites.
Six mainstage productions and an additional 41 performances held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be put on this year, as well as performances at various other locations as part of the expansion of the Company’s Off Grand initiative.
Included will be an 18th-century Mozart masterpiece, a bel canto comedy and middle-period Verdi work as well as operas from the early and late 20th centuries.
The season will open with a revival of LA Opera’s 2006 production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata conducted by James Conlon and directed by Marta Domingo. Plácido Domingo returns as Giorgio Germont, a role he performed at the Metropolitan Opera last year. La Traviata will star soprano Nino Machaidze as Violetta.
The year will also herald the return of director Barrie Kosky and Sondra Radvanovsky.
The season will open on September 13, 2014, and will run through June 14, 2015.