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  • Kandinsky retrospective is natural for Guggenheim

    Kandinsky retrospective is natural for Guggenheim
    "Kandinsky," the big exhibition of 95 oil paintings made between 1902 and 1942 by the visionary pioneer of abstraction, Vasily Kandinsky, is a show that looks like it was made expressly for the spiral ramp of the Guggenheim Museum. That's because in a...
  • Chopin's bicentennial, Boulez's birthday and more

    Chopin's bicentennial, Boulez's birthday and more
    The dominant theme in the 2010 musical performance landscape is the Frederic Chopin bicentennial. More than 2,000 worldwide events will honor the beloved Polish composer and his elegiac piano scores. Chopin festivals abound seemingly everywhere: London,...
  • Loving Wagner anyway

     
    At the Hollywood Bowl recently, the Los Angeles Philharmonic gave a rare performance of Percy Grainger???s imaginary ballet, ???The Warriors.??? There were, as far as I could tell, no protests from the audience about performing this rambunctious and...
  • 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!...
  • UPDATED: L.A. Opera gets $14-million emergency loan

     
    Los Angeles Opera asked for and received a $14-million emergency loan from Los Angeles County today to allow it to stay afloat and keep paying its expenses through the middle of next year. UPDATED: CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY......
  • Los Angeles County approves a $14 million loan for struggling L.A. Opera

     
    One can point fingers in many different directions in the case of Los Angeles County approving a request by Los Angeles Opera for a $14 million emergency loan. The county Board of Supervisors approved the request by a vote of......
  • Bonds to rescue L.A. Opera offer a nice return, but you can't invest

     
    Given Tuesday’s news that Los Angeles County will issue $14 million in bonds as a loan to the cash-starved Los Angeles Opera, some L.A. Opera fans might be wondering whether this could be an opportunity to do well by doing......
  • L.A. mayor is bullish on the arts, but funding outlook remains a bear*

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa remains bullish on the L.A. arts scene even though the city government’s balance sheet has gone to the bears and its funding for the arts appears to be in line for yet another cut. The mayor gave......
  • 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...