The eras tour The eras tour

She can’t put her foot on the gas the way she used to but there’s still plenty of fuel in that tank. 

on June 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM
On the Silk Road again On the Silk Road again

The melodrama was fabulous.

on May 22, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Dinosaur surviving the crunch Dinosaur surviving the crunch

I have a confession and you may need to sit down for it: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita was one of the gateway drugs to my eventual opera fandom.

on April 23, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Pulling some strings Pulling some strings

When my press invite came for the Book of Mountains and Seas, the collaboration between Chinese born contemporary composer Huang Ruo, the vocal ensemble Ars Nova Copenhagen, and master puppeteer and production designer Basil Twist, I was in.

on April 16, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Champagne tastes Champagne tastes

Oh, La traviata, how do I love thee? Let me count the recordings.

on April 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Small but mighty Small but mighty

One of the first things James Conlon did when he took over the reins as Music Director of LA Opera was create the “Recovered Voices” project, producing operas that had been suppressed by the Nazis.

on February 27, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Flores para los muertos Flores para los muertos

Despite this being the first full-length opera for Gabriela Lena Frank, there’s no lack of experience across the creative team which, along with favorable reviews for the production, contributed to high levels of anticipation.

on November 23, 2023 at 9:00 AM
You’re better off without me, mein Hair You’re better off without me, mein Hair

I hate to say I nearly cringe at the thought of Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

on October 24, 2023 at 9:00 AM
They’re projecting They’re projecting

I love it, truly, just not that much.

on October 09, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Fifty shades of Domingo Fifty shades of Domingo

LA Opera opened their 30th season with a pairing of two of their most popular productions, both of which were initially staged by filmmakers not unfamiliar with the vagaries of our industry outpost here in Hollywoodland.

on September 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM