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  • James Conlon extends contract with L.A. Opera through 2012-13 season

     
    Conductor James Conlon will be staying on as music director of the Los Angeles Opera at least through the end of the 2012-13 season, the company said Monday. His contract was set to expire at the end of the current......
  • Pop music gift guide part 2: Music gifts that will move the recipient to the beat

     
    Among the off-the-beaten-path ideas are biographies of Keith Richards, Frank Sinatra, Rosanne Cash and Patti Smith, a Michael Jackson video collection, Coachella and Warped Tour-related gifts, and the ultimate Miles Davis collection. Keith Richards,...
  • 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...
  • 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......