“What If?” Inaugural Production for Domingo-Thornton Young Artists Program at LA Opera

What If is the question first asked by the great father of theatre technique, Constantin Stanislavski . It is the springboard for the actor’s imagination. We often forget (or neglect) the great aspect of theatre in opera. We rightfully mistake its theatre as its music. I have always said, that the greatest thing about opera, Read More

Pacific Cinderella at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

Interviews with the students and faculty from the LA County High School for the Arts on their production of Pacific Cinderella (太平洋灰姑娘) created in collaboration with the Hangzhou Arts High School through the support of the Confucius Institute in Los Angeles. Pacific Cinderella  —is a story that is a metaphor for coming-of-age not just for Read More

Elle Qui Chante – by Todd Everett for Variety Magazine

Unlike many opera stars trying to expand into pop styles, mezzo-soprano Vlahos doesn’t oversing most of her material; that’s a definite plus. Variety Band: Christopher Guardino, Nick Ariondo, Steuart Liebig, Gary Ferguson. European decadence, multiple costume changes, slinky female dancers and songs of a sexually ambiguous nature — the new Madonna tour? No, it’s the Read More

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Conductor: Johannes Müller-Stosch Stage Director: Stephanie Vlahos Lighting Design: Jared Sayeg Set Design: Adam Flemming Choreographers: Anindo Marshall & Pat Taylor Projection / Scenic Designer: Adam Flemming Costume Designer: Kate Bergh Lighting Designer: Anne E. McMills Cast: Don Giovanni: Lyle Mitchell Donna Anna: Heidi Read More