DC - small bwDavid Cronenberg brings his classic 1986 film to the operatic stage for the first time. With roots in the 1958 version of The Fly, Cronenberg discusses man's relationship with technology.

Domingo app8 25Plácido Domingo comments on Howard Shore's commitment to this project and how his passion inspired the creative team. Domingo expresses his excitement to bring this commissioned work to the Los Angeles audience.


okuDaniel Okulitch creates this operatic role for the first time. He enjoys the thrill of being the first to tackle the role and is inspired by the direction of Plácido Domingo and David Cronenberg.

howard-shoreThe composer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Howard Shore, takes his talent to the operatic stage. Shore has been a fan of opera since the early 1970s. He was excited to have the opportunity to compose his first opera with the high caliber of artists involved in The Fly.


William Friedkin 300dpiOscar®-winning director William Friedkin of The French Connection, The Exorcist, and To Live and Die in L.A. returns to LA Opera to direct Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica. He discusses why he pays such attention to detail and why he is fascinated with opera.


James ConlonMusic Director James Conlon starts the 2008/09 Season with one of his favorite works from Puccini. He has made a commitment to LA Opera unlike any other Music Director. He will conduct six of the nine productions this season on top of doing free concerts for the community.


ThomasAllenThis renowned opera director and singers shares with us what it's like to work with film director Woody Allen who directors this production of Gianni Schicchi. Sir Thomas Allen's shares why he believes Il Trittico is one of Puccini's finest works.


Radvanovsky 1Sondra Radvanovsky knew that she wanted to be an opera singer from the age of 11 when she saw Plácido Domingo performing in Tosca on T.V. Now she returns to LA Opera to sing her role debut as the tortured nun, Sister Angelica.


salvatore licitra 1 2This Sicilian tenor shares his thoughts on his complex character in Il Tabarro and how he "fell" into opera.

Anja Kampe photo 4c-3 OKMD PhotoMark Delavan and Anja Kampe discuss their role debuts in Il Tabarro, the first of three one-act operas in Puccini's Il Trittico.