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  • 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 –......
  • Lead singers voice strong dissent over L.A. Opera's 'Ring' cycle

     
    Los Angeles Opera is spending $32 million on its production of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle. Now it appears that this expensive ring has been somewhat tarnished before its big unveiling. In a break with informal but widely common protocol, the......
  • L.A. Opera's 'Ring' cycle gets ready to roll

     
    Ready or not, here comes Richard Wagner's "Ring." All 19 hours of it. That' s right -- 19 (with intermissions). After 10 years of gestation and a final tab expected to come in at $32 million, Los Angeles Opera will......
  • Monster Mash: Outer Critics Circle winners named; 'Glee' tour begins; 'Bombay Dreams' to hit big screen

     
    --Top winners: "Memphis," which got its start at the LaJolla Playhouse, and the revival of "La Cage aux Folles" have won four prizes each to lead the field at this year's Outer Critics Circle Awards, which honor excellence in the......
  • 'Light of the Valkyries' at the Griffith Observatory

     
    Do you like astrophysics and Vikings? Get a heavy dose of both at Griffith Observatory’s new show “Light of the Valkyries.” The planetarium will glow with a visual tribute to the northern lights, once assumed by Norse seamen to be a horizo...
  • Music review: Jacaranda finds Wagner's musical connections

     
    In glancing through Ring Festival L.A.’s official guide, you’ll find all kinds of things that seem out to provoke – beginning with Achim Freyer’s production of the “Ring” itself. Yet Jacaranda – the hardy Santa Monica concert series...
  • Scene & Heard: 'The Light of the Valkyries' debuts

     
    In classic “Ring” tradition, two guests -- David Gallup and Peter Adams -- turned up in Viking helmets for last week's premiere of "Light of the Valkyries," the newest planetarium show at the Griffith Observatory. Set to the music of......
  • Wagner's 'Ring' Cycle: A theater critic signs up

     
    The “Ring” cycle isn’t just for hardcore opera lovers. In a Critic’s Notebook for Calendar, I reveal why I, a theater critic with not much expertise in classical music, have signed up for the marathon experience (even though my back......
  • San Francisco Opera to launch its own 'Ring' festival

     
    Does this ring a bell? The San Francisco Opera is launching a citywide cultural festival tied to its summer 2011 production of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung." The festival, which will take place over several months, will include......
  • L.A.'s 'Ring' cycle begins with protests outside, mixed reaction inside

     
    While Los Angeles Opera's production of Richard Wagner’s epic “The Ring of the Nibelung” was the main event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, two dozen protesters outside did their best to upstage opening night. A well-dressed...
  • Critic's Notebook: 'Das Rheingold' -- Achim Freyer's theater of images

     
    Total theater? Achim Freyer’s staging of “Das Rheingold,” which kicked off cycle one of the Los Angeles Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring Des Nibelungen” on Saturday, didn’t quite reach the Wagnerian Valhalla of a complete...