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Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s
Weekly Highlights

Spring’s in full swing as 363-year-old opera gets LA premiere; LBO serves up two versions of Stravinsky favorite; and SoCal gets concertized but good.

Francesco Cavalli’s rarely-performed 1651 chamber opera, ‘La Calisto‘, gets is Los Angeles premiere from PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT starting tonight and running through May 10, with six performances in Highland Park’s historic Ebell Club.  Directed by POP’s maverick director JOSH SHAW, the story is a classical tale of gods and nymphs and love in the woods, but will no doubt be told with a thoroughly modern twist or two.  Tickets have been selling like hotcakes, so you know the drill…  For information and tickets, click here.

The PACIFIC SHORES PHILHARMONIC is joined by EL CORO MAESTRO for two performance of Mozart’s ‘Coronation Mass‘ and other grand classics this weekend, taking place Saturday and Sunday afternoons in Ventura County.  For location details and ticket information, click here.

The VERDI CHORUS, led by Anne Marie Ketchum, celebrates love, Italian style, with ‘Amore Italiano‘; featuring tenor DANIEL MONTENEGRO, soprano AMANDA SQUITIERI and baritone MALCOLM MACKENZIE, accompanied by LARAINE ANN MADDEN.  Get details and tickets for one (or more) of two lush performances by clicking here.

There’s plenty more, with an unusual recital from AMANDA KADLUBEK and SUZANNE RECER; two takes on Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat from LONG BEACH OPERA; and a double-billed Gianni Schicchi and Cavalleria rusticana from RIVERSIDE LYRIC OPERA. Check the calendar, as we’re adding new events all the time…

Have a wonderful week — and of course, thank you for supporting live singing!

Lauri D. Goldenhersh

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*This post echoed from Lauri’s 5/1/14 column in the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter. The original is a text-based email newsletter, and images, links and details may differ here.

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