Repertory Opera Company’s grab bag of Puccini gems

 by Amber Peters, Lister contributor On March 21, Repertory Opera Company presented “Puccini Extravaganza,” featuring the opera Il Tabarro, as well as scenes from four other Puccini operas. Il Tabarro is a one-act opera, originally intended to be performed as part of Puccini’s Il Trittico (“Triptych”, which includes Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi). Il Tabarro is the least frequently performed of the three, … Read more

Here a stage, there a stage…

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Viva l’opera! This week is overflowing with opera, and not the same old thing: Starting Friday night, COPOLA (Chamber Opera Players of Los Angeles) turns an eye to murder with two free performances of a dark double bill, including Ned Rorem’s … Read more

Repertory Opera Company’s Magic Flute – Truly Magical

by Arthur Freeman Now opening its 10th season, Repertory Opera Company (ROC) on Saturday, April 21, 2013, mounted a production of Mozart’s Magic Flute to a full house in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church of Pomona. Being a Mozart opera, it went without saying that the music would be tellingly, hauntingly beautiful and enduring. The story of … Read more

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