Lucia is trapped in an impossible situation. Her abusive brother hates the man she loves. Worse, he's forcing her to marry someone else in a last-ditch effort to shore up the family's failing finances. Her only way out seems to be murder...
Donizetti's gorgeously moody score masterfully conveys Lucia's isolation and instability as she slips into a terrifying world of madness. Two extraordinary sopranos—who launched their careers at LA Opera—will take on the iconic title role: Amanda Woodbury, who's now a star at the Metropolitan Opera, and Liv Redpath, who'll sing Lucia at the Deutsche Oper Berlin this year. Tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz returns as Lucia's beloved Edgardo, with Alexander Birch Elliott as Enrico and bass Eric Owens as Raimondo.
Lina González-Granados leads the proceedings in her first outing as the company's new Resident Conductor. Director Simon Stone creates a powerful new production that moves the story to a present-day world of desperation and decline.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Please note: This production contains adult subject matter and depictions of violence and drug use.
All Rise weaves together orchestra, choir, and jazz band into a massive jazz symphony. Marsalis reaches across musical styles—from African chant and New Orleans parade music to symphonic modernism—creating a blues suite that turns “destruction to creativity” and draws “joy out of tragedy.”
Wynton Marsalis leads one of jazz's sharpest and most versatile ensembles—a group whose sound The New York Times characterized as “big-band stompers, ballads, and percolating curios marked by his fondness for musical onomatopoeia.” This group can play everything, from Ellington to Monk to Corea and more. Together they’ve brought jazz’s senses of freedom, interplay, and connectedness—as well as its greatest compositions—seemingly everywhere, extending the lineage of what began at New Orleans’ Congo Square over 100 years ago to stages all around the world.
Hearing Mozart’s majestic music under the summer night sky is a prized Bowl tradition, especially with the effervescent Nicholas McGegan on the podium, plus the LA Phil’s own Principal Concertmaster!
You know a John Williams score the moment you hear it—and if you’re a fan of blockbusters, you’ve heard quite a few. Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones: He scored them all and so many more. On three nights at the Bowl, the LA Phil will perform some of his biggest movie hits, including selections performed with film clips. Join us as we celebrate the master of cinematic scores!
Beethoven’s towering Ninth—the composer’s revolutionary exaltation of equality and humanity—rings through the Hollywood hills, led by the Chief Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra with marvelous vocal soloists and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Isata Kanneh-Mason brings to life a rarely heard Piano Concerto by one of her musical heroines, Clara Schumann. Marta Gardolińska leads one of Dvořák’s greatest symphonies, his lyric and Bohemian Seventh.
The history of music in Black film is so rich, it demands a fourth tribute at the Hollywood Bowl. Following the first three wildly popular installations in 2014, 2016, and 2019, Black Movie Soundtrack returns for another evening of music, movies, and more! Grammy-winning musical director Marcus Miller returns to run the show, and comedian Craig Robinson will reprise his role as host.
Experience Miloš Forman’s multi-Academy Award®-winning phenomenon Amadeus (1984) while the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs live to picture the score made up of many of Mozart’s most celebrated works.
Pitchfork has designated Flying Lotus as an “icon of the past 25 years.” The Grammy-winning LA native is a producer, composer, rapper, filmmaker, and the founder of Brainfeeder Records. Three-time Grammy® nominees Hiatus Kaiyote build their laid-back electric soul out of grooving piano, Nai Palm’s smoky vocals, and perpetually shape-shifting rhythms. Both artists team up with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for a big night at the Bowl.
Joseph Young leads Carlos Simon’s Portrait of a Queen, which uses the orchestra and dramatic spoken word to trace Black history in America. Davóne Tines performs boldly re-imagined American classics and the evening closes with Copland’s quintessentially American score for Billy the Kid.
Experience two classics by the ultimate Russian Romantic including his breathtaking Second Concerto—performed by a pianist described as the “definition of virtuosity” by The Observer—as well as the lush Second Symphony.
Joshua Bell headlines one of the Bowl’s most treasured traditions, lending his star power to Tchaikovsky’s incomparable Violin Concerto. The excitement continues with the victorious 1812 Overture, performed with matching pyrotechnics.