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!
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.
San Diego Opera
BEHIND THE SCENES
the making of LA TRAVIATA
From the first day of taping down the rehearsal space, to costumes, stagehands constructing the set, dancers, singers, to the buzz and excitement of opening night, photographer J Kat documented the behind the scenes experience of the making of La Traviata.
Enthusiastic, creative and energetic, Katarzyna Woronowicz, Kat for short, is a generous collaborator!
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Kat immigrated to the United States in 1983. Clearly grateful to be doing what she loves, her infectious joie de vivre is capturing the moment in a unique and fresh way. Provoking thought. Inciting a grin. Moving the heart. I owe a big THANK YOU to Kat for the warm memories and rare photos of me at work!
Visit Jkatphoto to explore the full photo essay and see more of Kat's insightful work.
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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
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: