La Traviata (by Giuseppe Verdi)
Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze sings the leading role of Violetta, joined by tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Alfredo and Plácido Domingo as Germont, in a performance conducted by James Conlon.
Dido and Aeneas (by Henry Purcell) and Bluebeard's Castle (by Bela Bartok)
Steven Sloane conducts a double bill of one-act operas. Paula Murrihy and Liam Bonner sing the title roles in Dido and Aeneas, joined by Kateryna Kasper as Belinda and John Holiday as the Sorceress. Robert Hayward and Claudia Mahnke sing the roles of Bluebeard and his ill-fated wife Judith in Bluebeard's Castle.
The Barber of Seville (by Gioachino Rossini)
LA Opera's "Figaro Trilogy," conducted by James Conlon, begins with The Barber of Seville, starring Rodion Pogossov as Figaro, René Barbera as Count Almaviva and Elizabeth DeShong as Rosina.
The Marriage of Figaro (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
James Conlon conducts a cast featuring Roberto Tagliavini as Figaro, Pretty Yende as Susanna, Ryan McKinny as Count Almaviva, Guanqun Yu as the Countess and Renée Rapier as Cherubino.
The Ghosts of Versailles (by John Corigliano)
James Conlon conducts the west coast premiere of Corigliano's "grand opera buffa," which incorporates the major plot elements of The Guilty Mother, the third "Figaro" play by Beaumarchais. Patricia Racette and Christopher Maltman star as the ghosts of Marie Antoinette and Beaumarchais, with Lucas Meachem as Figaro, Robert Brubaker as Bégearss and Patti LuPone as Samira.
Thaïs (by Jules Massenet)
Soprano Nino Machaidze sings the title role of Massenet's rarely performed gem, appearing as a glamorous courtesan opposite Plácido Domingo as the holy man determined to save her soul. Patrick Fournillier conducts this performance from LA Opera's 2013/14 season.