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  • Placido Domingo in 'Traviata,' 'Ghosts of Versailles' for L.A. Opera

    Placido Domingo in 'Traviata,' 'Ghosts of Versailles' for L.A. Opera
    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...
  • Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater

    Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater
    The bid to revive the stately old theaters of downtown L.A. has intersected with hopes for boosting the city’s chronically undernourished scene for major resident dance companies.  L.A. Dance Project, launched in 2012 by star choreographer...
  • Music venues to attract travelers who march to their own beat

     Music venues to attract travelers who march to their own beat
    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...
  • Super Bowl XLVIII: Renee Fleming to sing national anthem

    Super Bowl XLVIII: Renee Fleming to sing national anthem
    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,...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' opera saddles up in Madrid

    'Brokeback Mountain' opera saddles up in Madrid
    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,...
  • 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...
  • San Diego Opera closing: Vocal patrons share their reactions

    San Diego Opera closing: Vocal patrons share their reactions
    SAN DIEGO — Judging by the audience's reaction, the villain at the San Diego Opera's swan-song production of "Don Quixote" may have taken the stage before the curtain was even raised. As the house lights were about to go down Saturday night, Ian...
  • Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon

    Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon
    Minimalism, the musical version, has always been a numbers game. It began with extended tones, with beats added and subtracted to phrases at will and with simple rhythms played in and out of phase to create complex patterns. So let's have some numbers...
  • Critic's Pick: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Suit'

    Critic's Pick: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Suit'
    The Bristol Old Vic production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" currently at the Broad Stage and the Théâtre de Bouffes du Nord production of "The Suit," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, both are connected to South Africa. Shakespeare'...
  • Review: L.A. Opera's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' sweeps away resistance

     Review: L.A. Opera's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' sweeps away resistance
    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...
  • Robert Ashley, a true pioneer in opera

    Robert Ashley, a true pioneer in opera
    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...