A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Verdi’s epic love story, Aida, returns to the LA Opera stage for the first time in 16 years with a lavish, new-to-LA production featuring a full chorus, orchestra, ballet and stunning designs from LA artist RETNA. 

Latonia Moore and Russell Thomas star as secret lovers from rival kingdoms in this timeless romance, directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by James Conlon. With some of the most famous music in all of opera and a gorgeous take on ancient Egypt, Aida is a must-see!

WHEN: May 21 – June 12

  • Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 29, at 2 pm
  • Thursday, June 2, at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 4, at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 9, at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 12, at 2 pm

WHERE: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion



Photo: A scene from San Francisco Opera’s 2016 production of Aida / Photo by Cory Weaver, courtesy of LA Opera