Last chances and first looks

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights With so many event runs already in progress (see “Continuing” below), let’s look at a few newbies on the calendar this week: In a week that boasts new planets and heady interplanetary wonderings, the LOS ANGELES ZIMRIYAH CHORALE couldn’t be more timely with … Read more

‘Butterfly’ in Pasadena spotlights young talent

It is one of the most beautiful operas ever written, steeped in beauty, love, culture and questions.  Pasadena Schubertiade brings this production to their hometown for just two performances, with lush voices provided by local pros and featuring winners from this year’s Lieder Competition.  Proceeds go to next year’s competition, a program designed to support … Read more

Get out the crystal ball

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This week is not just about present performance, but also contains elements of our musical future, with two events in particular offering a glimpse of up-and-coming talent: First, NATS-LA hosts a recital by their Young Artist of the Year, baritone TYLER REECE. … 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

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