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  • 'Florencia en el Amazonas' a culture clash solved by orchestra

     'Florencia en el Amazonas' a culture clash solved by orchestra
    As the first opera by a Mexican composer and, astonishingly, the first Spanish-language opera commissioned by a major U.S. opera company, Daniel Catán's "Florencia en el Amazonas" had by its very nature all the makings of becoming an operatic game-changer when it was first performed in Houston in 1996. Texans loved it. Angelenos loved it when it reached Los Angeles Opera the following year.
  • Nuevo 'look' para el Fantasma de la Opera, que vuelve al Broward Center

    Nuevo 'look' para el Fantasma de la Opera, que vuelve al Broward Center
    ¿Por qué ver de nuevo The Phantom of the Opera (El fantasma de la Opera)? Después de todo, cuando el espectáculo que está de tour haga su parada en Fort Lauderdale, del 19 al 30 de noviembre, será la quinta vez que el musical de Broadway se presente en...

    Sondra Radvanovsky triumphs in dynamic recital

    Sondra Radvanovsky triumphs in dynamic recital
    Illinois soprano Sondra Radvanovsky is a familiar figure beloved by local and international opera audiences. She has won fans for singing Leonora in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" and the title roles of Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and "Tosca" for L.A. Opera over...

    L.A. Opera goes cutting edge in double bill of Purcell, Bartók

    L.A. Opera goes cutting edge in double bill of Purcell, Bartók
    Four cautious years after staging Achim Freyer's cutting-edge but coffer-draining "Ring" cycle, Los Angeles Opera has once more sharpened its edge, and dangerously so. On Saturday night, it mounted a peculiar double bill of Purcell's delicate "Dido and...

    L.A. Opera goes minimal with 'Dido and Aeneas,' 'Bluebeard's Castle'

    L.A. Opera goes minimal with 'Dido and Aeneas,' 'Bluebeard's Castle'
    When Los Angeles Opera mounted a cinematically inspired production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" last season, audiences marveled at director Barrie Kosky's innovative combination of animation and live performance. Those expecting similar delights in the...