The Summer of Love: Pasadena Opera brings ‘Cosi’ to A Noise Within

by Monika Beal, Lister reviewer No longer the new kids on the block, Pasadena Opera has successfully established itself as a leader in producing quality theatrical work. Their unique spin on Mozart’s classic sitcom Cosi fan tutte was helmed by director Jonathan Lynn, bringing a long career in film to the stage.  His fresh look at the … Read more

Thérèse Raquin lives again at Long Beach Opera

by Coril Prochnow, Lister contributor Based on the book by Émile Zola, with a libretto by Gene Scheer, the opera Thérèse Raquin by Tobias Picker exposes the psychological downward spiral of a young woman and her lover after they conspire to murder her husband. Opening chords of the overture recall Gershwin’s An American in Paris and, … Read more

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