Taking Stockhausen to the stage: Long Beach Opera

Long Beach Opera launches new production of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ‘Stimmung’, a revered but controversial a cappella choral work from 1968. The show runs March 19-27, 2022 in Long Beach.

More than just safety: Metropolitan Master Chorale sings many shades of ‘Sanctuary’

by Bonnie Schindler, Lister reviewer In the sanctuary of Hollywood Lutheran Church on Sunday evening, June 5th, the Metropolitan Master Chorale performed under the direction of Glenn Carlos, with an innovative concert entitled “Sanctuary”. The group consisted of 42 local singers, ably accompanied by pianist Erik Belsheim and featured guest artist, saxophonist Sean Holt. The … Read more

Pacific Opera Project takes ‘Ariadne’ outside the Naxos

Imagine Los Angeles in 1913: before World War I, before Hollywood, before downtown was really a thing.  Pacific Opera Project has done it again, building something unique from the familiar, and giving Richard Strauss’ beloved opera-about-opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, a nostalgic turn in modernity by looking back to the show’s own time period… in California.  Sung … Read more

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