Minimalist staging gives LA Opera’s double bill maximum impact

by Natalie Mann Society has long been hooked by the adage, “out with the old and in with the new.”  LA Opera’s newest double bill of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle shows the error of that thought. Australian director Barrie Kosky’s vision teases out the parallels in these two dramas, separated … 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

CCMN: About time

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights     This week, let’s try a new way of organizing things, starting with the ton of choral music going on all over SoCal.  Just pick your favorite era and click away: Baroque Bach rules!  Lent is the perfect time to enjoy … Read more

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