A Non-Stop Summer for the Director of Opera UCLA
Kazaras, distinguished professor and director of Opera UCLA, recently directed Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for the Seattle Opera.
Opera UCLA Presents the World Premiere of Cinematic Horror Opera Cesare, Child of Night
The Herb Alpert School of Music is proud to present film/TV orchestrator, music industry lecturer and composer Jonathan Beard’s (Respect, King Richard, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and The Mandalorian) world premiere of his cinematic horror opera Cesare, Child of Night via live stream on Halloween night, Oct. 31. Cesare, Child of Night is a one-act electroacoustic opera based on the
School of Music Faculty Named Distinguished Professors
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is proud to announce the promotion of two of our faculty members to the rank of Distinguished Professor: Peter Kazaras and Ian Krouse.
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."
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.
Peter Kazaras directs "A Quiet Place" at Tanglewood Music Festival
REVIEW: "A Quiet Place" was Bernstein's final work for the stage and originally premiered in 1983.
Opera UCLA revives "The Mother of Us All"
REVIEW: "Opera UCLA has revived 'The Mother of Us All' in a compellingly supple new production."