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  • New organ at Segerstrom Concert Hall

    New organ at Segerstrom Concert Hall
    Concert halls do not live or die by their organs -- they only think they do. Relatively few major orchestral works include the organ. Orchestrations of organ works are what are in fashion again. As for organ recitals, just ask any church burdened with...
  • Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?

    Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?
    The horned helmet — usually sitting on the head of a zaftig soprano — is the universal symbol of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung." But like Shakespearean tights and codpieces, it's a visual cliché that fell out of currency decades...
  • Scarlett & singing film stars: Is this just an act?

    Scarlett & singing film stars: Is this just an act?
    THE VERY last scene of last year's hit film "Juno" pointed toward one small path in music's future: star Ellen Page sitting on a stoop, singing a song by obscure boy-girl folk duo the Moldy Peaches. Her leading man, Michael Cera, sang along, but he was...
  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion experiences storage squeeze

     
    Anyone driving past the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion these last few weeks has no doubt seen various opera sets and props sitting forlornly outside the building. Some of them are protected from the elements by tarps; some are not. As the......
  • L.A. Opera cleans out costume closet

     
    When you've dressed hundreds, perhaps thousands of performers over the course of more than 20 years, your wardrobe is bound to get crowded with the old and the outdated. On Saturday, Los Angeles Opera will put more than 2,500 items......
  • Music review: 'Einstein' at the beach

     
    So “Baby Einstein” won’t make your kids smarter after all. Last week, the Walt Disney Co. confessed that plopping kids in front of its video does not count as instant education and offered to refund gullible parents their money. But......
  • Avant-garde 'Streetcar,' starring Isabelle Huppert, gets panned in Paris

     
    Playing the role of Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" has recently worked wonders for the stage careers of Cate Blanchett and Rachel Weisz. But the same cannot be said for actress Isabelle Huppert, who is receiving some of......
  • Monster Mash: Old Globe's Craig Noel dies; Bill T. Jones mulls merger; Burj Khalifa deck reopens

     
    -- Theater pioneer dies: Craig Noel, founding director of San Diego's Old Globe, dies at age 94. (Los Angeles Times) -- Pas de deux: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Dance Theatre Workshop nearing deal to merge. (Crain's New......
  • Lead singers voice strong dissent over L.A. Opera's 'Ring' cycle

     
    Los Angeles Opera is spending $32 million on its production of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle. Now it appears that this expensive ring has been somewhat tarnished before its big unveiling. In a break with informal but widely common protocol, the......
  • A pop music critic takes on Wagner's 'Ring' cycle. First up: 'Das Rheingold'

     
    Last night I put on a $20 dress I'd once worn to a party that featured an appearance by Whitney Houston, grabbed a friend, and headed to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to begin my immersion in Los Angeles Opera's "Der......
  • Philip Glass and Opera Pacific founder David DiChiera win $25,000 opera award

     
    The National Endowment for the Arts' $25,000 NEA Opera Honors lifetime achievement awards for 2010 will go to composer Philip Glass, soprano Martina Arroyo, opera executive David DiChiera and music director Eve Queler. Ceremonies will be Oct. 22 at the......