News for January/February 2020


L.A. Opera will have a busy winter season, with three productions scheduled for January/February, commencing with the U.S. premiere of Stefano Landi’s landmark 1619 opera, THE DEATH OF ORPHEUS. Performances (with a dinner and drinks option) will take place Jan. 17-19 at El Cid, the entertainment hideaway located at the heart of Silver Lake, 4212 Sunset Boulevard.

Presented as part of the Eurydice Found celebration, this baroque rarity shows how Orpheus deals with his grief by renouncing wine and women. This incurs the wrath of Bacchus, who has his rowdy female followers, the Maenads, destroy Orpheus. But the gods have a different destiny in mind for the tragic hero.

Baroque specialist Stephen Stubbs conducts the opera, which is directed by Sara Widzer. The cast is comprised of singers from the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists Program, including tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro as Orpheus.

Tickets (show only; food and drinks are billed separately) are available at

Next up for L.A. Opera will be EURYDICE, a brand-new opera by composer Matthew Aucoin and playwright Sarah Ruhl. It re-imagines ancient mythology for a modern age by focusing on the heroine’s experience.

photo: Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera

Performances are Feb. 1-23 at the Music Center. EURYDICE will be conducted by Aucoin and features such singers as Danielle de Niese (Euryidice), Joshua Hopkins (Orpheus), and Rod Gilfry (Father). Mary Zimmerman directs; the set designer is Daniel Ostling. Costumes are by Ana Kuzmanic.

EURYDICE was originally commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater New Works Program, with support from The Opera America Repertoire Development Grant. It is a co-production of LA Opera and The Metropolitan Opera.

Gaetano Donizetti’s ROBERTO follows (Feb. 22-March 14).

For tickets and information call 213-972-8001 or visit

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