Visitors taking over this fall

Nope — not aliens… Guest bloggers! Things are hopping, and we’ve recruited a little help.  Thanks to several of our Listers who have volunteered to post, opine, tweet and create other content over the next few weeks, you’ll see more bylines than usual on the blog and on the social media pages for Lauri’s List.  You … Read more

Battiness and party hijinks in Pomona with Repertory Opera’s ‘Die Fledermaus’

Community report by Steve Moritsugu On Wednesday evening, November 4th, Repertory Opera Company presented Die Fledermaus, which is the first opera of their twelfth season. Company founder and stage director LizBeth Lucca is known for productions which feature wonderful voices, well rehearsed stage action with energy and precision, fidelity to the text and the style … Read more

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

Where shall we go today?**

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   What to do, what to do?  There may not be as many blocks on the calendar this week, but there are big things happening: SONGFEST wraps up on Friday with several concerts today and tomorrow.  In case you’ve been hiding away, … Read more

Changing of the guard

We’d like to welcome our brand-new Review Coordinator to the team — Natalie Mann will be taking over our review program as of September, and we’re delighted to be working with her. She has already taken on her first review for us:  check out her coverage of Long Beach Opera’s production of King Gesar, Peter … Read more

unReview for unSUNg #1

As our lead reviewers were either performing with us or otherwise occupied during our first unSUNg concert, let’s be clear:  this is not an attempt to review our own event.  But I’d like to personally thank all of the performers and organizers who participated in this first installment of our new concert series, and give … 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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