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  • L.A. Opera's 'Siegfried' star injured during Sunday performance

     
    The title hero of Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" is often described as a Nietzschean Superman, but the singer who plays him is only human. During Sunday's matinee performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, British tenor John Treleaven twisted his ankle...
  • Riot in Times Square Over Wagner Opera!

     
    Oct. 21, 1919: Servicemen and civilians riot in Times Square over a production of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger" staged at the Lexington Theater despite Mayor John Francis Hylan???s ban on German opera!...
  • Album Review: Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy'

    When Axl Rose announced in December 2006 that the new Guns N' Roses album, "Chinese Democracy," would be issued the following March -- the last false ending to a drama nearly as long-lasting as the Vietnam War and culminating today, as the hordes rush...
  • New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea

    New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea
    Not since 1950 when the U.S. Army briefly captured Pyongyang during the Korean War have so many Americans descended on the world's most reclusive, anti-U.S. capital. This time, though, the invasion is not military, but musical. A 747 jumbo jet from...
  • Album review: 'Chinese Democracy'

    Album review: 'Chinese Democracy'
  • 'Valkyrie'

    Judging by Mark Twain's comment about the music of Richard Wagner ("better than it sounds"), if Twain were around to see "Valkyrie" he'd likely say it's better than it seems. Faint praise for an interesting film with an asterisk, the asterisk being Tom...
  • 'Valkyrie' stars Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson

    'Valkyrie' stars Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson
    Judging by Mark Twain's comment about the music of Richard Wagner ("better than it sounds"), if Twain were around to see "Valkyrie" he'd likely say it's better than it seems. Faint praise for an interesting film with an asterisk, the asterisk being Tom...
  • Achim Freyer is consumed by 'The Ring of the Nibelung'

    Achim Freyer is consumed by 'The Ring of the Nibelung'
    A female voice floats from a loudspeaker, sounding preternaturally calm amid the morning chaos inside Los Angeles Opera's costume shop on South Alameda Street downtown. "We're ready for a dwarf in Fitting Room 2," the voice intones. In recent days,...
  • L.A. to host ambitious 10-week arts festival

    L.A. to host ambitious 10-week arts festival
    In what could be the region's most ambitious, broadest-based artistic endeavor since the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles Opera will join forces with more than 50 Southern California arts and educational institutions to stage a 10-week festival...
  • 'Winnie and Wolf' by A.N. Wilson

    Better known as a novelist, British writer A.N. Wilson is also a biographer of such literary figures as Tolstoy and C.S. Lewis. In his latest book, he draws upon both strengths as he conjures up two real-life characters, Adolf Hitler and Winifred (known...
  • Live: Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour

    Live: Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour
    KANYE WEST has always fancied himself a hero; now he has staged his "Götterdämmerung." The hip-hop star may or may not have been thinking about Richard Wagner's epic Ring cycle when he decided to turn his Glow in the Dark tour into an apocalyptic space...