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  • ‘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......
  • '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
  • War, race and J.R.R. Tolkien

    Few articles that have appeared on this Web site recently have generated as much passionate response as "'Lord' of racism? Critics view trilogy as discriminatory," in which I explored the issues of perceived racism in J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings"...