New company, new take on ‘Carmen’

When “remake” is a good thing… Director Carson Gilmore has proven his creative instincts with an array of other companies locally, and has long been looking to start his own troupe. With a well-received and ambitious black box production of Bellini’s difficult and gender-bending I Capuleti e i Montecchi a couple of years ago, the then-named Hawkmore Lyric Opera … Read more

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

All the music for spooks and souls

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Happy Halloween! This week has a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of music.  Let’s start with opera, as it’s coming out of SoCal’s ears: The opera program at CSUN get a shot at the Great Hall at Valley … Read more

Carmen POPs up in Highland Park

Nowadays, the word “pop-up” probably doesn’t refer to things toasted.  It can be a small shop opening suddenly to offer goods to the neighborhood for a short time.  It might be a spectacular children’s book or a 3D work of art like you’ve never seen before.  But in our neck of the woods, it may … Read more

CCMN: Get out there

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights We’re in the thick of the season!  Don’t think about staying home: Opera is in abundance this time of year, with a new production of The Death of Klinghoffer at LONG BEACH OPERA and Lucia di Lammermoor opening at LA OPERA this … Read more

CCMN: Hang time

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Things are especially quiet this weekend, leaving more time to catch these: If you missed the opening of Billy Budd at LA OPERA, there’s still time to catch it, and plenty of motivation, as the buzz is considerable about this musically … Read more

%d bloggers like this: