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  • 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...
  • Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli to return to U.S. on tour

    Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli to return to U.S. on tour
    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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' is a compassionate feat

    Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' is a compassionate feat
    The Metropolitan Opera had a mess on its hands. Hundreds of people stood, or sat in rented wheelchairs, outside Lincoln Center on Monday to protest its production of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," an operatic depiction of the high-profile...
  • The stagings of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' since its 1991 premiere

    The stagings of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' since its 1991 premiere
    The 23-year journey of "The Death of Klinghoffer" to the Metropolitan Opera: 1991 — "Klinghoffer" premieres in Brussels. 1992 — San Francisco Opera stages "Klinghoffer." It will be the last new fully staged U.S. production of the opera for...