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  • A cost-cutting San Diego Opera ready to regroup

     A cost-cutting San Diego Opera ready to regroup
    San Diego Opera has reached a new level of stability, leaders say, after a series of cost-cutting and the announcement of new initiatives to broaden its presence in the community. The company — which in May rescinded a controversial decision to...
  • Placido Domingo says Operalia prizes 'went to the right people'

    Placido Domingo says Operalia prizes 'went to the right people'
    When he arrived last week in Los Angeles for Plácido Domingo's annual Operalia competition, the young Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang experienced a singer's worst fear: He had come down with a throat infection. "My throat started to feel a little sore. I...
  • 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

    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...
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  • Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden

    NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...
  • 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....