Upcoming Production: DULCINEA XL (Opera)

Composer Juan J. Colomer offers a new take on the classic tales of D. Quixote. Through a series of humorous situations, timeless issues like self-acceptance, karma, mistaken identity, body image and honor take central stage in this new opera. A cast of up-and-coming singers, supported by LA Grand Ensemble’s world-class musicians and conducted by Ignazio Terrasi, will bring this opera to life for the first time in semi-staged concert version.

Zipper Hall @ Colburn School. January 30th, 2019

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Previous productions: “1913: Shaping Modernism”

Commemorating 100 years of “Rite of Spring” “La vida breve” “Pierrot Lunaire” and… Britten’s birthday.

Coming to Los Angeles Theatre Center. Dec. 19th & 20th, 2013!!!

For tickets visit: The Los Angeles Theatre Center

 (Part of LA Opera Britten 100/LA Celebration)

Creative Team

Juan J. Colomer – General Director

Juan J. Colomer – General Director

Composer Juan J. Colomer is a dynamic and versatile artist amassing performances throughout the world. Born in Spain and a resident of Los Angeles, Colomer has worked with such artists as James Levine, Plácido Domingo, Christian Lindberg and José Carreras.

His music has been performed by the Vienna Symphony, Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestra & Chorus of the Arena di Verona and Orchestra of Palau de les Arts, among others. He collaborates regularly with Spanish Brass for whom he has written many pieces including “La Devota Lasciva (The Lascivious Devout)” for quintet & orchestra.

In 2008, the CD “Spanish Passion” by Plácido Domingo, featuring orchestrations by Colomer, won a Latin Grammy for Best Classical Album. His works are featured on Deutsche Grammophone, Sony Classical and Decca.

He is also the Founder of “Artistic Soirées”, a series of classical concerts and art collaborations where the public can enjoy the finest from LA’s art scene right in the composer’s own den.

Ignazio Terrasi – Music Director & Conductor

Carolina Angulo – Artistic Director

Swinda Reichelt – Costume Designer

Alisa Lapidus – Projection Designer

Marcelo Mitnik – Soundscapes Script & Mise en scéne


Jennifer Taylor Lawrence

David Atwood

Other members

Francesco Perlangeli – Sound designer

Matthew Millikin – Stage Manager

Ensemble Members

Amanda Squitieri (Soprano)

Roberto Cani (Violin – Concertmaster, LA Opera)

Ana Landauer (Violin – LA Opera)

Zach Dellinger (Viola – Colburn School of Music)

Tao Ni (Cello – LA Philharmonic, Associate Principal)

Maksim Velichkin (Cello)

David Young (Contrabass – Principal, LA Opera)

Julia Barnett (Flute – Colburn School of Music)

Jennifer Johnson (Oboe – UCLA)

Gabriel Campos (Clarinet – Colburn School of Music)

William May (Bassoon – Colburn School of Music)

Nick Stoup (Percussion – Orquesta de Les Arts, Valencia Spain/LA Phil collaborator)

Irene Gregorio (Percussion – USC)

Nino Sanikidze (Piano – Domingo-Thornton Young Artists Program, Head Coach)

Mikael Oganes (Piano – USC)

Newly created, the LA Grand Ensemble is composed of musicians from the most prestigious Orchestras and Music Institutions in Los Angeles, including the LA Philharmonic, the LA Opera and the Colburn School, all institutions based in the Music Center on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The main focus of the LA Grand Ensemble is to incorporate a visual element into the concert experience, by interacting with other elements such as lighting, set design, costume design, and 21st century technologies. The purpose is to the engage the audience not only acoustically but visually as well, and to have a sense of theatrical continuity by immersing the audience into the context of the music.