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  • Zionism, anti-Semitism, Richard Wagner and ... George Eliot?

     
    What could Richard Wagner, Karl Marx and British novelist George Eliot possibly have had in common relating to issues of what Marx referred to as "the Jewish question"? An attentive reader asked for some elaboration on that point after reading......
  • ‘Madame Butterfly’

     
    Feb. 4, 1908: Sharpless (Ottley Cranston) and Pinkerton (Vernon Stiles) find the body of Cio-Cio San (Phoebe Strakosch) in the Los Angeles premiere of “Madame Butterfly.” One of the joys of research is following a thread wherever it leads. In this...
  • KUSC plans to broadcast entire L.A. Opera 'Ring' cycle

     
    At more than 17 hours, including intermissions, Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle represents a sizable chunk of air time. But KUSC-FM (91.5) is up for the challenge of broadcasting the entire operatic epic in May and June. The classical music radio......
  • SoCal billionaires plentiful, but most are not known for giving big sums to the arts*

     
    What do the arts need to thrive? Well, apart from talented, creative and inspired artists, impresarios to give them a forum and arts-appreciators to enjoy the results, the arts mainly need rich people. Which brings us to Forbes magazine's annual......
  • Inside L.A. Opera's $32-million Wagnerian wager

     
    If there's one thing the public knows about Los Angeles Opera's $32-million production of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung," it's the price tag. While the big sum does serve as a convenient shorthand signaling that this is a......
  • Monster Mash: Hollywood stars and a surprise at the Oliviers; Fox says no 'Glee' musical; @ the museum

     
    -- Toast of London: American playwright Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" was the unexpected winner of the new drama prize at this year's Olivier Awards -- the British equivalent of Broadway's Tonys -- with other honors going to the musical "Spring......
  • L.A. Opera widens ticket buyers' options for 'Ring' cycle performances

     
    The slogan "Have it your way" has sold lots of Whoppers for Burger King. Now Los Angeles Opera is following that lead to sell tickets to the whopper of its world, Richard Wagner's "Der Ring Des Nibelungen." With about two......
  • Theater review: 'Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice' at the Met Theatre

     
    Richard Wagner: humanist genius or egomaniacal racist? A bit of both, it turns out, in Cornelius Schnauber's complex portrait of the composer in his final hours, "Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice" at the Met Theatre. As a participating event......
  • '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...
  • Richard Wagner's cycle has made mark on comic books

    Richard Wagner's cycle has made mark on comic books