| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:26 PM
On announcing the death last week of composer Robert Ashley in New York at 83, the composer and critic Kyle Gann wrote on his blog that Ashley was "the greatest genius of 20th-century opera. I don't know how long it's going to take the world to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The historic Hayworth Theatre, a Spanish colonial-style building named after actress Rita Hayworth, has changed its identity many times since it opened in 1926 on Wilshire Boulevard near MacArthur Park.
The venue has served as a live-performance theater...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The sound of a woman descending into madness is rich and piercing — and oddly beautiful.
In a quiet rehearsal room at the Los Angeles Opera, music director James Conlon gathers about half a dozen people around a grand piano. Among them is...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Plácido Domingo in "La Traviata" and a new production of John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" will be among the highlights of Los Angeles Opera's 2014-15 season, which will be announced Tuesday.
The company will mount six mainstage productions...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:28 PM
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....
| Jan 19, 2014
There's nothing like attending a concert while traveling. Not only do you experience great music, but you also catch a glimpse of local fashion, dances, drinks and customs. And isn't experiencing life like the locals what traveling is all about? Here's...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A terrific cast, a production that enhances or at least doesn't much get in the way, and superb conducting make Los Angeles Opera's new production of "Lucia di Lammermoor" a go-to event.
Unveiled Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Donizetti's...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 PM
MADRID — With just days left before the world premiere Tuesday of the opera "Brokeback Mountain," the Teatro Real in Madrid was hopping. Sixty feet below the stage, a props guy was painting rosy cheeks on Ennis Del Mar's baby. In the wig shop,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The young Dutch composer Michel van der Aa likes to describe his works as containing multiple "layers" or "mirror realities."
For example, in Van der Aa's 30-minute "music theater" piece "Up-close" (2010), which will be part of Tuesday's Green...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Before the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks at this year's Super Bowl, they will be serenaded by soprano Renée Fleming in a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Fleming has been tapped to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Right at the start of Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play," now at the Odyssey Theatre, a religious crisis of the kind Freud would have appreciated erupts.
The actress playing Mary in the town's religious pageant secretly has the hots for the young hunk...