Sometimes you find yourself surrounded by genius. It’s hard to call it work when you get to listen to some of the world’s greatest opera stars singing together on one stage. Plácido Domingo, Anna Smirnova, Ana María Martínez, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Ramón Vargas came together in this production of Don Carlo and created some kind of magic. I gain so much more than I give on a project like this - knowledge, inspiration, and camaraderie. Very proud of this one!
super excited to share my new choreography reel!
I'm very excited to be returning to LA Opera for their 2018-2019 season! I'll be opening the season with Don Carlo starring Placido Domingo, and closing the season with my art deco production of La Traviata directed by Marta Domingo.
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I get chills anticipating my return to the beautiful world of OPERA in the spring. I love the scale, the drama and the glamour! I return to LA Opera in February, joining Director Marta Domingo for Tales of Hoffman.
Thrilled to announce that Placido Domingo will conduct.
In April I make my debut at San Diego Opera with my original production of La Traviata.
Some of my favorite moments choreographing at LA Opera
LUCIA DE LAMMERMOOR
with Albina Shagimuratova
ROMEO ET JULIETTE
with Nino Machaidze + Vittorio Grigolo
with Renee Fleming + Rolando Villazon
I have spent far too long writing this entry for my blog!!! Vincent Paterson is such a tremendous inspiration to me! At every turn i discovered beautiful, groundbreaking creations and could NOT resist watching. He has generated innovative, iconic work that is embedded in and literally shifted pop culture. I'm looking forward to his future projects and continue to draw inspiration from his focus, creativity and generosity.
In addition to his expansive credits (some of my favorites are Dancer in the Dark for Bjork, Smooth Criminal for MIchael Jackson and Express Yourself for Madonna) this stood out to me as i studied his bio:
"He is respected and loved by those with whom he creates for his focused work ethic, his originality, his appreciation of his collaborators, his respect for his artists and his generosity of spirit."
LA Opera, one of my absolute favorite places to work, has unveiled a new initiative to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary! click below to read about the brilliant 30/30/30 Club, created under the leadership of President and CEO Christopher Koelsch
below is a peek behind the scenes of one of my production of "Romeo et Juliette" starring Nino Machaidze and Vittorio Grigolo
beautiful memories! photos of some of my choreography for LA Opera productions: