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LA Opera: “Roberto Devereux” Opened Feb 22,2020

LA Opera: “Roberto Devereux” Opened Feb 22,2020

From February 22 thru March 14, 2020 It was a bit of an adjustment on opening night when the role of Elizabeth was being acted by someone other than the singer.  If not for the exquisite voice of soprano Angela Meade, who sang the role of Elizabeth from down stage right, it could have been […]

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Review: LA Phil -February 18, 2020  Yuja Wang − Goddess in Gold

Review: LA Phil -February 18, 2020  Yuja Wang − Goddess in Gold

WATCH VIDEO Tonight, at the opening of Yuja Wang’s piano performance, she is heard from the wings over a loud speaker. Her message to her fans is that she will not play in order of the program, instead she will let the music lead her. “Listen with all your senses,” says Yuja. Audiences enjoy guessing what glamorous outfit the star will make her entrance in, and murmurs can be heard in the aisles. Known for sexy, tight dresses, the anticipation is part of the Yuja experience. The mistress of the piano donned a beautiful gold jeweled and sequenced long draping gown, which was mostly backless and very tight. Of course she wore her signature […]

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Saturday, February 8 at 8PM – Weill’s Violin Concerto with Salonen

Saturday, February 8 at 8PM – Weill’s Violin Concerto with Salonen

WATCH VIDEO Weill’s Violin Concerto (1924) – with the unusual accompaniment of a wind band – at times surges with anxious energy and, at other moments, broods with world-weariness. Salonen closes with Hindemith’s magnificent Symphony (1934), composed as material for his politically charged opera about a Renaissance master painter.  Artists Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor […]

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Geffen Playhouse (Westwood) – “Key Largo” with Andy Garcia Opens this Weekend!

Geffen Playhouse (Westwood) – “Key Largo” with Andy Garcia Opens this Weekend!

WATCH TRAILER Review: Friday, November 15th performance You don’t have to know anything about or have seen the film, “Key Largo” to enjoy this wonderfully produced adaptation. Audiences thought so — with a standing ovation of this world premiere. Not having a reference to the film makes you appreciate this production which stands on its […]

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LACO- Composer Missy Mazzoli – THIS WEEKEND

LACO- Composer Missy Mazzoli – THIS WEEKEND

REVIEW Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s dynamic Music Director Jaime Martin said he wanted to curate a program of a new composer with influences of the old master composers, and it was fabulous! Martin opens with conducting Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin and the West Coast premiere of Dark with Excessive Bright for Double Bass and Strings by LACO Artist-in-Residence […]

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LACO’S Mozart & Schubert

LACO’S Mozart & Schubert

It was another great evening out at UCLA’s Royce Hall. To get to the concert hall, you enter the lawn where the campus’s first four buildings stand -Powell Library, Kaplan Hall and Haines Hall. In honor of the year-long celebration of the 100 years founding of UCLA, a magical purple light illuminates the building across from Royce.  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s program included selections from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera, Dardanus, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 and the final two pieces by Franz Schubert. It was an exciting combination […]

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LA OPERA – The Light in the Piazza – Ends Oct. 20th!

LA OPERA – The Light in the Piazza – Ends Oct. 20th!

LA OPERA PRESENTS: the John Berry & Anthony Lilley for Scenario Two and Karl Sydow production of  The Light in the Piazza Renée Fleming, Dove Cameron and Brian Stokes Mitchelllead a cast that includes Rob Houchen, Marie McLaughlin,Liam Tamne and Celinde Schoenmaker Only seven performances: October 12 through 20 Thursday, October 17 at 7:30pm Friday, […]

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Clarinetist David Orlowsky and Italy’s famed Quartetto Di Cremona

Clarinetist David Orlowsky and Italy’s famed Quartetto Di Cremona

The Wallis presents in an interesting ​ and entertaining evening of Klezmer music with a contemporary interpretation. The program opened with Osvaldo Golijov’s Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. Golijov is a Russian-born, Argentine composer who says of the piece, although wordless, “sounds as if it were written in three different Jewish languages ─ the prelude and the first movement, the most ancient, are in Aramaic; the second movement is in Yiddish, the rich and fragile language of a long exile; the third movement and the postlude are in sacred Hebrew.”Quartetto Di Cremona has a reputation as […]

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LACO – Jaime Martín’s debut as Music Director

LACO – Jaime Martín’s debut as Music Director

“Welcome Jaime!” Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s season opening at the Alex Theatre was phenomenal. LA Chamber Orchestra was on fire — led by the burning passion of its new Spanish conductor, maestro Jaime Martín. He hits the stage and you immediately know this is going to be big. He is a colorful personality with an excess of […]

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LA OPERA OPENS 2019/20 SEASON WITH La Bohème

LA OPERA OPENS 2019/20 SEASON WITH La Bohème

La Bohème Opera Review- By Nili Nathan Fellini meets Puccini!In Kosky’s La Bohème, you can delete all the other versions you have seen from your mind. One of the most famous and beloved operas is a sensational production by LA Opera. Hurry to see it before it closes on October 6th. This was one of the best productions by LA Opera, and I highly recommend you catch it. Often, it is the simple story that carries the most complex of emotional weight. Such is the case in director Barry Kosky’s marvelous melodrama. The story is about a man and a woman who fall in love and she […]

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The Royal Opera’s 2019/20 Season opens with Don Giovanni​​

The Royal Opera’s 2019/20 Season opens with Don Giovanni​​

Erwin Schrott returns to The Royal Opera as the seductive Don Giovanni! Kasper Holten’s visually striking production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni opens The Royal Opera’s 2019/20 Season, returning for its third revival since its 2014 premiere. Featuring a spectacular set designed by the award-winning Es Devlin, ingenious video designs by Luke Hall and beautiful costumes by Anja Vang Kragh the production accentuates the […]

Wallis Annenberg- SISTERS IN LAW  Starring  Tovah Feldshuh &  Stephanie Faracy

Wallis Annenberg- SISTERS IN LAW Starring Tovah Feldshuh & Stephanie Faracy

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, In Association with Elizabeth Weber, Dale Franzen and Don Franzen Presents the West Coast Premiere of SISTERS IN LAW Starring Tovah Feldshuh as Ruth Bader Ginsburg ​ &  Stephanie Faracy  as Sandra Day O’Connor. Wednesday, September 18 through Sunday, October 13, 2019. Single Tickets Now Available. ​The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Elizabeth […]

Aug 2nd-Free lunchtime performance at the Royal Opera House.

Aug 2nd-Free lunchtime performance at the Royal Opera House.

Homeless charity Streetwise Opera present Bizet’s much-loved opera Carmen with a free lunchtime performance at the Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House and award-winning performing arts charity Streetwise Opera are delighted to announce a lunchtime performance at the in the Paul Hamlyn Hall Friday 2 August 2019. The free lunchtime performance entitled Carmen: Frailty, fire and freedom is the result of a seven-week residency currently taking place at […]

Andrea Bocelli: Hollywood Bowl June 18, 2019

Andrea Bocelli: Hollywood Bowl June 18, 2019

WATCH VIEW ANDREA BOCELLI & MATTEO BOCELLI REVIEW: Under the Stars with a Star!       If you have ever been to a Bocelli concert, then you know the experience lingers in your soul for many weeks. If you have not been to a Bocelli concert, then your soul yearns for the lingering experience. It should be on your bucket list. It was on mine, and I am completely satisfied with the iconic voice – no one alive today inspires and makes your spirit soar like Andrea Bocelli live and […]

Geffen Playhouse – Mysterious Circumstances

Geffen Playhouse – Mysterious Circumstances

This Season has been really terrific at the Geffen Playhouse with hit after hit. “Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic” is very well written and performed. For the mystery buff, this is an excellent evening of drama and intrigue. Playing now through July 21, 2019. Written by Michael Mitnick Inspired by The New […]