Opera Buffs’ concert ‘Carmen’ is just what LA needs

The Opera Buffs gala on Sunday, August 20 was not only a resounding success, it was a surprisingly intimate performance of an incredibly dramatic work. Located at the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall, filled to capacity and brimming with excitement, the Opera Buffs organized a concert version of Bizet’s Carmen. This, the first of what one … Read more

Small cast, big performances and beautiful pictures make LBO’s ‘Frida’ a can’t-miss treat

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach was the venue for Long Beach Opera‘s latest production of Robert Xavier Rodriguez‘s opera Frida, based on the life of painter Frida Kahlo. Before the performance, the audience had the chance to view exhibits at the museum, and then went outside to the sculpture garden for … Read more

Opera in full color

Undeniably one of the most colorful, groundbreaking and tragic figures in art history, Frida Kahlo has been the subject of numerous books, films, and now operas.  One of the latest stage endeavors about the iconic artist opens this weekend at Long Beach Opera, with five performances in two locations (Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American … Read more

Vocal tuneage, heat first

Vocal focus  in the summertime* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Hope you’re all staying cool and relatively smoke-free in this crazy heat wave! Staying indoors is good, but there are enticements to be had. Here are just three options over the next week that may lure you from home a/c to car … Read more

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