Tag: Los Angeles Opera

Plácido Domingo Had ‘Inappropriate Activity’ With Women, Union Finds

The opera superstar Plácido Domingo, whose five-decade American career was sidelined last year by allegations of sexual misconduct, “engaged in inappropriate activity, ranging from flirtation to sexual advances, in and outside of the workplace,” an investigation by a performers’ union found. The release on Tuesday of the findings of the union, the American Guild of […]

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Review: ‘Eurydice,’ a New Opera, Looks Back All Too Tamely

LOS ANGELES — The composer Matthew Aucoin began working on “Crossing,” his first opera, when he was in college. It was a work of enormous talent, exciting promise and considerable hubris: Mr. Aucoin wrote his own libretto, inventing a story about Walt Whitman’s work with wounded soldiers during the Civil War. If “Crossing” (2015) lacked […]

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A Young Composer Takes On Opera’s Oldest Myth

LOS ANGELES — It wouldn’t be a new opera without a little drama. In the days leading up to the premiere of “Eurydice,” Matthew Aucoin’s operatic adaptation of Sarah Ruhl’s play, the lead soprano couldn’t sing. (Doctor’s orders.) The baritone playing her father was getting over a cough. Even Orpheus called in sick. As if […]

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