Scottish with a little Z

Zombies are everywhere.  Brad Pitt, Jane Austen novels, Homeland Security… and now Long Beach Opera.  I’ve never quite connected with the zombie obsession, but LBO’s Macbeth is the Goldilocks of z-ification:  their production of Ernest Bloch‘s 1909 opera is just right. The hallowed Shakespeare play is nothing if not bloody, so it took only a moment to take … Read more

Simply Shakespeare

Independent Opera Company — Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ Sunday, June 16, 2013 When Galina Barskaya (right) started Independent Opera Company in 2012, there was instant buzzing among local singers.  Opera companies are more likely to be started by singers or conductors than those more likely known for their work at the piano.  But it was and is Barskaya’s combined … Read more

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