Hello December… with a lot of holiday (and other) music

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   With December in full swing, the holidays are here with a vengeance. These events may not yet be on your radar this year, but are definitely worth a look: The holidays are really for kids, regardless of the age that “kid” may … Read more

Puccini’s sisters: ‘Suor Angelica’ at Riverside Lyric Opera

by Coril Prochnow, Lister reviewer Riverside Lyric Opera presented a jewel from Puccini’s crown, Suor Angelica, on September 18th at The Box at The Fox on Market Street in Riverside. A wonderfully intimate venue for opera, “The Box” offers an upscale private environment for evening entertainment, with a secluded plaza and a private entry to the … 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

Voices blooming

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Spring’s in full swing as 363-year-old opera gets LA premiere; LBO serves up two versions of Stravinsky favorite; and SoCal gets concertized but good. Francesco Cavalli’s rarely-performed 1651 chamber opera, ‘La Calisto‘, gets is Los Angeles premiere from PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT starting … Read more

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