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  • Placido Domingo recovering from infections

    This post has been corrected. See below for details. Plácido Domingo has been diagnosed with two infections weeks before two upcoming engagements in Los Angeles. The tenor said on his Facebook page that he intends to recover in New York before traveling...
  • Licia Albanese dies at 105; opera soprano was favored Puccini heroine

    Licia Albanese dies at 105; opera soprano was favored Puccini heroine
    Licia Albanese, a revered Metropolitan Opera soprano who achieved superstar status in the postwar era for her emotionally intense and technically accomplished portrayals, particularly of the doomed geisha in "Madama Butterfly" and other Puccini heroines,...
  • L.A. Opera adds 'Traviata' performance with Placido Domingo

    L.A. Opera adds 'Traviata' performance with Placido Domingo
    Plácido Domingo is a surefire audience draw for Los Angeles Opera whether he's singing on stage or conducting in the orchestra pit. On Thursday, the company said it is adding an additional performance of its upcoming revival staging of "La Traviata,"...
  • Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera calling off fall season

    The Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera will be scrapping its fall seasons this year as the joint company works its way through financial issues. Leaders are deciding when regular performances will resume and are expected to make an announcement within...
  • Metropolitan Opera unions facing lockout as deadline nears

    Throughout its storied history, the Metropolitan Opera in New York has weathered a number of crises as dramatic as anything presented on stage -- strikes, ailing music directors, a fired diva, a backstage murder and a disastrous conflagration in the...
  • L.A. Opera opens season with flat, clumsy 'La Traviata'

    L.A. Opera opens season with flat, clumsy 'La Traviata'
    Los Angeles Opera is almost back. Not that it has gone anywhere. But after having been one of the country's most progressive companies last decade, it had to put much of its imagination on hold in its past four conventional seasons. There was an...
  • L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland

    L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland
    "This primitivistic music goes on and on," the prescient San Francisco Chronicle music and art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote in his 1964 review of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C." "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life...
  • Harlow y Marlow, una leyenda y su discípulo en un nuevo CD de salsa dura/VIDEOS de ensayos

    Harlow y Marlow, una leyenda y su discípulo en un nuevo CD de salsa dura/VIDEOS de ensayos
        A sus 74 años, el legendario pianista Larry Harlow luce rejuvenecido. Y por dos estruendosas razones: en junio de 2014 se vuelve a casar; y a finales de febrero próximo planea presentar un nuevo sencillo al lado de otro chamán de las teclas....
  • Artful retirement ahead for Getty senior curator Scott Schaefer

    Artful retirement ahead for Getty senior curator Scott Schaefer
    "It's not about more. It's about better," says Scott Schaefer, the J. Paul Getty Museum's senior curator of paintings, a few days before his retirement. "The Getty's collections are meant to be small even though they are meant to be great. We have added...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 5-12: 'Foxfinder' premieres

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 5-12: 'Foxfinder' premieres
    The dystopian drama "Foxfinder" premieres in Pasadena, Gordon Goodman is back as "Barrymore," and Barry McGovern does Beckett at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Human Identity L.A. premiere of writer-performer Christopher Vened’s solo show mixing mime...
  • 'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world

     'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world
    Denis O'Hare's campaign to write and perform a solo play based on "The Iliad" has now lasted almost as long as the Trojan War itself. He began writing "An Iliad" in 2005 with his director and co-author, Lisa Peterson. Now they're bringing their 100-...