| Mar 1, 2015
| 7:09 PM
I have not seen so happy an audience at Los Angeles Opera this season as the crowd in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night. The company revived its slapstick 2009 production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," and the young people sitting...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 3:15 PM
— 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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Cecilia Bartoli has been absent from U.S. stages for more than five years, but as the famously vivacious Italian mezzo-soprano tells it, it's not because she didn't want to cross the Atlantic.
In 2012, she accepted a leadership role at the Salzburg...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 12:32 PM
¿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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...