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L.A. Opera to present 'Macbeth,' 'Akhnaten' and Leonard Bernstein tribute in 2016-17

L.A. Opera to present 'Macbeth,' 'Akhnaten' and Leonard Bernstein tribute in 2016-17

A new production of Verdi's "Macbeth" starring Plácido Domingo and the company premiere of Philip Glass' "Akhnaten" will kick off the 2016-17 season at Los Angeles Opera, leaders are expected to announce on Tuesday.

The company also will present the first installment of a planned three-year tribute to Leonard Bernstein, leading to the 2018 centenary of the American composer's birth.

L.A. Opera will present six main-stage productions at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the 31st season, which starts in September. In addition, it will produce a semi-staged production of Bernstein's "Wonderful...

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