‘Juana’: The feminist, nun, scholar, thinker, poet—and now an opera | Peoples World
Peoples World reviews Opera UCLA's 'Juana', highlighting the opera's primarily female production team, the contemporary but accessible and inviting score and libretto, and the cast's enchanting performances.
Pedro Jesús Gómez to Participate as Advisor of Guitar and Vihuela for Upcoming Opera Production
Pedro Jesús Gómez, Professor of Guitar at Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music, will participate as an advisor of guitar and vihuela for Opera UCLA's production of Juana.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Announces Fall 2019 Season
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Chris Potter, and jazz vocalist Fay Victor, are just two of the artists who will be part of the music school’s Fall 2019 season.
The Chautauquan Daily: ‘The Ghosts of Versailles’ a ‘Proud Addition’ to Chautauqua Opera’s 90-Year Catalog
REVIEW: Opera UCLA Director Peter Kazaras directed "The Ghosts of Versailles," with music by John Corigliano, at the Chautauqua Opera Company's amphitheater on August 10. "This show requires a large cast of around 40, and Peter Kazaras’ direction clarified the spectral, theatrical and real characters and, usually, their individual motivations."
The Legacy of Lost Childhood: A Conversation with Tenor Eric Levintow
Eric Levintow (M.M. '19) shared how he brought his personal history to bear on his interpretation of the role of Judah in Opera UCLA's premiere of Lost Childhood, the first in a series of three operas by living female composers to be staged in 2019-2020 seasons.
Washington Post: Opera UCLA Director Peter Kazaras Celebrated for Best Opera Production of 2018
READ: Opera UCLA Director Peter Kazaras was recognized for his work in the Washington National Opera’s production of “The Barber of Seville.” Music critic Anne Midgette wrote “…it was not only the greatest opera event of the year, but also possibly the greatest production of “Barber” ever.”
Leonard Bernstein at 100: Four UCLA Professors Reflect on an American Music Icon
World-wide celebrations are underway honoring American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 on August 25, 2018. Opera UCLA joins the global celebration with an evening dedicated to Bernstein’s theater music plus his late masterpiece SONGFEST, on Nov. 17.
Seattle Opera Podcast: Peter Kazaras Speaks Up for Britten
Stage director, tenor, and all-around Seattle Opera MVP Peter Kazaras discusses THE TURN OF THE SCREW and the operas of Benjamin Britten with Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean.
Alumna Vanessa Vasquez featured in Operawire's "5 Must-See Performers of the Dallas Opera 2018-19 Season"
READ: "In 2017, Vasquez stunned at The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions with her rendition of “Ah Forse Lui.” Now she makes her Dallas debut as Michaela in Bizet’s “Carmen.”