James Conlon

Chats with Kate Walsh, Isabel Allende and other guests at L.A. Opera's Opera Ball, celebrating 'Macbeth'

Chats with Kate Walsh, Isabel Allende and other guests at L.A. Opera's Opera Ball, celebrating 'Macbeth'

Standing onstage on the Music Center Plaza, the L.A. Opera’s general director, Plácido Domingo, welcomed 400 guests to Saturday’s Opera Ball, but not without joking about his title role in the night’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

“Now, my God, do I have problems,” he said, as he introduced Ekaterina Semenchuk, his Lady Macbeth, describing his character’s return from battle, expecting a wonderful night but instead discovering, “She offers me murder. Wow.”

Beneath the stars and a nearly full moon, guests dined, danced and...

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