December 12 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join star tenor Ben Bliss, his musical family including the band Barnaby Bright, and special guests in HOLIDAY BLISS, a free livestream concert presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020, performed at the 1900 Building, Mission Woods, Kansas.
The livestream concert is not ticketed and will not have an in-person audience.
May 24 - June 13
The question of the value relationship between sound and word in opera is as old as the genre itself – and at the heart of Richard Strauss’ conversation piece Capriccio. It is his last opera, written when he was nearly 80. Capriccio, however, is anything but dry discourse about the dominance of language or music in opera. Rather, it is an ambiguous game that virtuously links the characters’ discussions of art with their erotic entanglements. In a salon near Paris, a theater director, a poet, a composer, and actress, and the count who loves her passionately discuss the nature of various artistic genres. The count suggests performing an opera about the very topic of their discussion, about themselves, about «the events of the day today, what we experienced». Mr. Bliss appears as Flamand in this new production at Opernhaus Zürich.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
IPHIGENIE En TAURIDE
September 29 - October 15
Following her scene-stealing performance in Handel’s Agrippina, mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey takes on the formidable title role in Gluck’s stirring adaptation of a classic Greek myth. Nathalie Stutzmann makes her company debut on the podium, leading a compelling cast that also features baritone Étienne Dupuis as Iphigénie’s long-lost brother, Oreste, and tenor Ben Bliss as his companion Pylade. Stephen Wadsworth’s staging transports audiences to a world vibrant with mysterious ritual and mesmerizing dance.
ST. MATTHEW PASSION
March 12 - 27
Awe-inspiring in its complexity, universal in its appeal, Bach's St. Matthew Passion is considered by many to be the single greatest masterpiece of western sacred music, a profoundly moving depiction of the final days of the life of Jesus. John Neumeier, the celebrated choreographer who made his LAO debut with Orpheus and Eurydice in 2018, returns to Los Angeles with one of his signature creations, a ballet that has been cheered by audiences throughout the world. Marrying the powerful music and narrative with dance in complete harmony, Neumeier fills the stage with unforgettable movement and images. The extraordinary dancers of the Hamburg Ballet join forces with James Conlon and LA Opera's formidable orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists for a spellbinding, deeply meaningful performance you'll never forget.