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  • Art review: Achim Freyer at Ace Gallery

     
    It’s hard to believe that Achim Freyer had time to paint while designing and directing L.A. Opera’s current, monumental production of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. Yet the large abstract canvases and “textile sculptures” at the Wilshire Tower...
  • 'Gangsta Wagner' puts a hip-hop spin on the 'Ring' cycle at Grand Performances

     
    With his loose cream-colored suit, red and white high-tops, short fluffy beard and hair braided into two tight strands running down his broad back, Geoff “Double G” Gallegos hardly looked like the stereotypical symphonic conductor. While bouncing on...
  • Exit Wagner's `Ring,' enter Johnny Cash's

     
    After 16 months of Wotan, Alberich, Siegfried, Brunnhilde and the gang --who will wrap things up the Los Angeles Opera's "Ring" cycle Wednesday and Saturday with "Siegfried" and "Gotterdammerung" -- FCLO Music Theatre will open "Ring of Fire" on July........
  • L.A. Opera scooped by 1930 'Ring' at the Shrine

     
    Los Angeles’ first “Ring” was a triumph. So was its second. As it turns out, for all its trumpeting about the need for every major city to see Wagner's influential tetraology, Los Angeles Opera wasn’t the first to show it......
  • Critic's notebook: The miracle of the 'L.A. Ring'

     
    The “L.A. Ring,” as Achim Freyer’s production of Wagner’s four-opera cycle, “Ring of the Nibelung,” has come to be known, began May 29 under a cloud. Two lead singers had dissed their director. Ticket sales proved a disappointment. Picketers...
  • Ring Festival passes 'event baton' to Getty for 'Pacific Standard Time'

     
    After sipping wine and munching grilled fruit in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s entrance hall Wednesday, about 200 members of the Los Angeles arts scene witnessed the business at hand: a literal passing of the baton so that arts-impresarioship as......
  • Critics from national (read: Eastern) press were MIA from L.A.'s `Ring' cycle

     
    If a new American "Ring" cycle rises in the Wagnerian forest and critics for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Associated Press all but ignore it, did it make a sound? Culture Monster suspects those......
  • L.A. Opera hiring despite continued financial difficulties

     
    Its financial footing is still shaky and the overall donor environment remains soft, but Los Angeles Opera apparently feels confident enough to add a new name to its roster of top leaders. According to a hiring notice that is circulating......
  • 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 –......
  • At the Metroplitan Opera, some boos for a new 'Rheingold' and cheers for James Levine

     
    NEW YORK -- Director Robert Lepage’s new, multimillion-dollar production of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” at the Metropolitan Opera was designed to take an audience’s breath away. Monday evening, the opening night crowd did indeed seem to have the...
  • Music review: Dresden Staatskapelle with Daniel Harding returns to Orange County

     
    On Jan. 18, 2001, Giuseppe Sinopoli conducted the Dresden Staatskapelle at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Four months and two days later, the fascinating Italian conductor/composer collapsed from a heart attack and died while conducting in...