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  • It's uphill all the way in Met Opera's 'The Audition'

    It's uphill all the way in Met Opera's 'The Audition'
    Just like the stories it seeks to tell through histrionic plots, spectacular settings and virtuosic vocal lines, the world of opera is full of behind-the-scenes drama. Maria Callas' diva-like antics have become legendary. Luciano Pavarotti earned the...
  • Fred Travalena dies at 66

    Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66. Travalena, who began being treated for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
  • Voice coach Bob Garrett finds the key of 'Grey Gardens'

    Voice coach Bob Garrett finds the key of 'Grey Gardens'
    In the 1970s, Bob Garrett performed at Reno Sweeney, the same New York cabaret where Jackie Kennedy's eccentric cousin "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale sang. More than three decades later, Garrett gave Drew Barrymore vocal training needed to simulate one of...
  • Opera barihunks hit a muscular note

    Opera barihunks hit a muscular note
    "I'd like to take a little bit of responsibility for this nightmare." The source of that generous offer is far from evil. If anything, Nathan Gunn is the dimpled picture of Midwestern nice guy-ness -- think a younger, darker Russell Crowe without the...
  • From animation to the stage

    From animation to the stage
    For Glendale resident Douglas Rogers, life took an animated turn in 1998 when he was hired as art director for "Shrek." "I had come to Los Angeles to do 'Othello' at the Shakespeare Festival. Jeffrey Katzenburg (producer of 'Shrek' and DreamWorks...
  • Crist bubbles with election confidence

    I'm sitting at an outdoor table at the Lake Eola Panera Bread, in the shade where it is cold and gray, waiting for Gov. Charlie Crist. He arrives, scopes out the seating arrangement and decides this won't do at all. Charlie grabs the table and drags...
  • Theater review: UCLA Live's 'Medea' at Freud Playhouse

     
    Euripides' ???Medea??? taps into primal emotions that frighten and fascinate us in equal measure. Try as you may to interpret the tale of a wife who, having sacrificed everything for her husband, murders their children to punish him for his......
  • The 42 most memorable pop music moments of 2009: Part III

     
    Best reference to Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, and proof that pretension can rock: The Parisian rock band Phoenix turns to its schoolbooks for the opening song on “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” which references the hysteria that greeted Liszt in the...
  • Opera review: 'La Boheme' at San Diego Opera

     
    SAN DIEGO -- Two debuts at San Diego Opera’s “La Bohème” on Saturday night: one expected, one unexpected -- both impressive. Earlier this month, the soprano scheduled to play Mimi in the company's first production of the 2010 season canceled,......
  • Renée Fleming takes a detour into indie rock

     
    When not performing in opera houses around the world, soprano Renée Fleming has been known to dip a manicured toe into the waters of jazz, Broadway tunes, holiday music and film soundtracks ("The Lord of the Rings"). In what may......
  • Ann Powers: The men, in their own world

     
    Last week, "American Idol" entered its always risky semifinal phase and plunged right into territory that made it seem like yet another remake of the "Poseidon Adventure". Our favorite television pleasure vessel sure seemed to be taking on water, and...