Placido Domingo 50 Y...

Garth Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Mayor Garcetti help LA Opera celebrate a half century of Plácido Domingo   At the close of the Los Angeles Opera’s Plácido Domingo 50th Anniversary Concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Friday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined L.A....

LA Opera 2016

Kate Walsh, Isabel Allende, Placido Domingo join guests at LA Opera Ball celebrating “Macbeth”     Standing onstage on the Music Center Plaza, the L.A. Opera’s general director, Plácido Domingo, welcomed 400 guests to Saturday’s Opera Ball, but not without joking...

LA Opera Ball 2014

Kate Walsh, Emmy Rossum, Bruno Bichir, Stana Katic Spend a Night at the Opera     Here are my favorite pictures from the Sept. 13 LA Opera Ball, which launched the 2014/2015 Los Angeles Opera season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with a production of “La Traviata,” a...

Great Los Angeles Ga...

L.A.’s Glamorous Galas of 2012    Without doubt, Los Angeles saw some exceptional affairs this year. The ones listed below seemed extra-special, however, as they were all expertly presented, attracting celebrities as well as top business leaders. Even more significantly, the arts...

LA Opera 2012 Season...

Stana Katic, Anna Gunn, Christoph Waltz Help Set Fund-Raising Records at LA Opera’s 2012-2013 Season-Opening Night   At the Sept. 15 Season-Opening LA Opera Gala, after-party chair Stana Katic of TV’s “Castle” said she attends operas in cities throughout the world, naming...

Kick Off to the LA O...

  Placido Domingo, James Conlon Join in Kick-Off to the LA Opera 2012-2013 Season Opening Gala   Mary and Bob Estrin welcomed the LA Opera’s general manager Placido Domingo, conductor James Conlon, gala chair Jill Baldauf and others to their home last week to finalize plans for the...