We had a great time last Sunday night, bringing opera into a lounge setting with joy and irreverence. Here’s a look at our performance of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the folks of Classical Revolution LA.
Stay tuned for a video clip!
Arts Beat LA glowed in its review of our Barbiere as part of LA Opera’s Figaro Unbound series.
I’m not sure who this “Kathleen Giaquinto” girl is, but apparently she’s a minx!
Bravi tutti to the crazy group of daredevils who made up the cast and crew of Paisiello’s Barbiere! Standing ovations on both nights! Until next time!
Katherine has been asked to step in last minute for the role of Rosina in Paisiello’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia under Maestrro Conlon’s baton! The production is part of LA Opera’s Figaro Unbound series, celebrating one of literature’s most beloved characters through multiple settings.
April 10 and 11 (at 7:30pm)
Giovanni Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville
James Conlon conducts singers from LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program and musicians from the USC Thornton School of Music Orchestra in a true rarity! Paisiello composed his operatic adaptation of the Beaumarchais comedy 34 years before Rossini. Tickets are free for this semi-staged concert, but reservations are required. A pre-performance talk by James Conlon will begin at 6:30pm both evenings.
Venue: Caroline’s Loft at LACHSA on the campus of Cal State LA (5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, 90032)
Here’s a short clip of excerpts from LA Opera’s recent sumptuous production of Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles.
Look closely at 1:20 and you can see me enter on the left and sing a solo line! Also watch for me as the first in the line of Dancing Girls with the glorious Patti LuPone!
Get to know the “it girl” of our upcoming production of La Bohème – AKA “The Hipsters.” And don’t forget to visit her blog, www.classysassybitch.blogspot.com where it’s all Musetta, all the time!
Musetta Mia is the shit. You may recognize her from several television appearances on Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” where she has become one of the most frequently requested dates. She is listed in the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Selfies Taken in One Hour (268 in total).” Most weekends she can be found enjoying bottle service at AREA or the Geisha House. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, grooming her Chihuahua, and working out. Please visit her blog, classysassybitch.blogspot.com and be sure to like and subscribe!
Katherine is pleased to be reprising her role as Musetta in the hugely popular production of La Boheme AKA “The Hipsters” this December.
Tickets are going very fast for this December production. Tables are ALREADY SOLD OUT for Dec 12, 13, and 20. General admission seats are available for all nights. A few tables remain for Dec 18 and 19. Catch a special semi-staged performance with the Orange County Symphony on Dec 14 in Anaheim. Tickets and all details athttp://www.pacificoperaproject.com/#!__la-boheme/productions
Reviews are in and the critical response has been overwhelmingly positive for this sumptuous production of Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire! Several reviews have highlighted Katherine Giaquinto’s performance:
– Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
– Mark Bretz, Ladue News
-Steve Callahan, Opera World.com
-Gary Scott, KDHX.org