‘Carmen’ and the refugees: Celestial Opera’s season finale

by Eleen Hsu-Wentlandt, Review Coordinator Celestial Opera Company presented Georges Bizet’s Carmen at the Women’s Club of South Pasadena, wrapping up the run of four performances in their longtime home. Hats off to the creative team for optimizing the essential elements of the music and plot into a swift 2 hours and 20 minutes, plus … Read more

Ending in the middle

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights There’s something electric about this transition between spring and summer, when the heat is building up, the main season is wrapping up, and tunes are swirling through Southern California like a frenzied last gasp. It’s an annual ritual that is easy to … Read more

Music for mamas everywhere

swan mama and cygnets

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy Mother’s Day!  Due to the fact that Sunday is reserved for mamas in the US, the concert schedule is a little lighter than usual — singers are moms, and have moms, too!  But look for these on the calendar, and find … Read more

Fall in full bloom

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Oh, the plethora… ‘Mission Music’ in, and with, a mission:  DE ANGELIS VOCAL ENSEMBLE kicks off their 10th season with historic music from California’s rich and diverse early heritage.  Presented on Saturday afternoon in the beautiful basilica at the mission in … Read more

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