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  • Exploratory 'First Take' presents six operas in progress

    Exploratory 'First Take' presents six operas in progress
    Opera as an art form about investigation might seem a radical idea in a modern world where so much about contemporary arts and entertainment is defined by conventional narrative. But such wasn't always the case. It still isn't in opera outside the American music theater mainstream.
  • The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take'

    The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take'
    Yuval Sharon, artistic director of the experimental L.A. opera company the Industry, believes that opera is an emerging art form. Yes, he knows it's been around since the late 16th century, but he's passionate about its future: What opera can be. In...

    L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'

    L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'
    In a large workshop at CBS Television City on the edge of Hollywood, the palace of Versailles was slowly taking shape. A platoon of set builders was hard at work on a December morning creating the imposing columns, ornate tapestries and swooping...

    Los Angeles Opera's 30th season to begin with 'Gianni Schicchi'

    Los Angeles Opera's 30th season to begin with 'Gianni Schicchi'
    In his most recent movies, Woody Allen has worked with actors including Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett. This year, the filmmaker will team up with a different kind of star when he directs tenor Placido Domingo in a return engagement of...

    'La Bohème' a rousing comeback for San Diego Opera

     'La Bohème' a rousing comeback for San Diego Opera
    — The first standing ovation of San Diego Opera's season opener Saturday came at the start of the evening, not at the end. Taking the stage before "La Bohème" to cheers at the Civic Theatre downtown, opera board President Carol Lazier praised...