One dramatic stage after another

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The vocal calendar holds both heralded and out-of-the-box events this week. How about some California history? A dance of veils? A lecherous lush? A little-seen Weill gem? Here’s a list of things that are much better than a couch and burgeoning potatohood: If … Read more

Any excuse for great music

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy Groundhog Day! Today is also the birthday of legendary Swedish tenor Jussi Björling, making this week an extra-special time to enjoy classic operas. It’s never too early to get kids interested in classical music, and while LA OPERA’s Figaro’s American Adventure is quite … Read more

Of mamas, devils, neighborhood and a diva gone cabaret

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Who’s your mama? With dozens and dozens of operas in Donizetti’s legacy, it’s actually surprising that so few of them are regularly performed.  Tonight!, PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT brings us the comic gem, Viva la mamma!, which is actually the common nickname of … Read more

Seasonal shift

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The season is wrapping up, with finales, festivals and fine music, everywhere you look! CCMN will be released every two weeks through the summer, so this is the first double issue of the off-season.  However, with so much packed into the next … Read more

We need a little opera

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Life should be lived with grand passion, even if it’s performed on a small stage. And to further that goal, this is a prime week for bringing more opera into your life! Whether you’re most intrigued by sneak peeks, premieres, revivals or … Read more

All the music for spooks and souls

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Happy Halloween! This week has a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of music.  Let’s start with opera, as it’s coming out of SoCal’s ears: The opera program at CSUN get a shot at the Great Hall at Valley … 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

Downtown launch pad

L.A. Met starts the season in style Los Angeles isn’t just palm trees and Disney Hall.  Savvy locals know that our relatively young metropolis has plenty of gorgeous and awe-inspiring architecture to enjoy and brag about.  So the location for L.A. Met‘s first event of the new season is very apt, as they’ll be appearing … Read more

Ebb and flow

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Summer is waning… with a new season taking its place! September is a sort of golden hour for opera, as companies are gearing up and diving in, while choral organizations are just getting started.  In the next few weeks, we’ll see season … Read more

Adieus… et bonjours!

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights June tends to contain a lot of farewells, as seasons comes to a close, school lets out for the summer, and all sorts of people leave the usual behind in search of a little vacation adventure.  The next two weeks are fraught … Read more

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