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  • Music review: Dudamel is back

     
    Thursday night, Gustavo Dudamel conducted Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” Symphony without undo angst at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The happiest conductor in America has come home. When Dudamel took over the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the end...
  • L.A. Opera to honor Nancy Fabiola Herrera with Plácido Domingo Award

     
    Mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera will be the latest opera star to receive the Plácido Domingo Award from Los Angeles Opera when she appears this fall in Daniel Catán's "Il Postino." The award, which is scheduled to be handed out at......
  • Placido Domingo to lead L.A. Opera's 'Il Postino' while in talks to go on leading L.A. Opera

     
    Plácido Domingo the performer will be in exile onstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion starting Sept. 23 as he creates the role of Pablo Neruda, the great Chilean lyric poet whose banishment brings him to an island in Italy –......
  • Plácido Domingo says L.A. Opera's 'The Postman' is special delivery for Latinos

     
    Historically, Spanish-language operas have been rare compared with those written in Italian, German or even French. Rarer still are Spanish-language operas by contemporary Latin American composers. So when L.A. Opera held a press presentation last week...
  • Plácido Domingo renews contract with L.A. Opera through 2013

     
    Tenor Plácido Domingo has renewed his contract with Los Angeles Opera and will stay on as the company's general director through 2013, the organization announced on Monday. Domingo's current five-year contract was set to expire in June 2011. Perhaps the....
  • 'Il Postino's' route: '70s Chile to '50s Italy to Thursday night in L.A.

     
    “Poetry is like bread; it should be shared by all,” Nobel-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda once wrote. Author Antonio Skármeta of Chile agrees. His 1985 novel with Neruda as a central character, “Ardiente Paciencia” (Burning Patience), gave...
  • Naked ambition in world premiere of new Placido Domingo opera

     
    Among its virtues, the world premiere production of “Il Postino” Thursday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion unveiled a number of visual surprises. First, this is surely the first opera in history to include a game of Foosball (final score......
  • Opera review: L.A. Opera premieres 'Il Postino'

     
    The “Ring” has rung. The company coffers are wrung dry. And Los Angeles Opera entered into its 25th season Thursday night with the postman at the door of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Happily, though, “Il Postino” delivered good news. Daniel........
  • Opera review: Los Angeles Opera revives 'Marriage of Figaro'

     
    Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” has been called the perfect opera. David Cairns, in his keen recent study, “Mozart and His Operas,” goes out on a limb: “For the first time music has found the means of embodying the interplay......
  • 'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America

    'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America
    The reading list for my college core course at UC Santa Cruz in the early 1970s included a book by a young Uruguayan author, Eduardo Galeano, called "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." The book, which excoriated...
  • Climbing and exploring the tangled streets of Chile's cultural capital

    Climbing and exploring the tangled streets of Chile's cultural capital
    As the tram moves up the steep tracks of Artilleria Hill, I catch glimpses of Valparaiso and its port below. The ride is a mere 5 minutes, and at the top we emerge on a promenade lifted from the late 19th century. It has cobblestones, blossoming trees and...