Fresh start for LA Opera with new season announcement

This annual ritual of fielding one season announcement after another feels different this year, as there are equal parts hopefulness and uncertainty on the agenda. But one thing is clear: opera companies all over the world are aiming to make a splash with their next offerings. LA’s downtown arts scene will be graced with faves, … Read more

Looking ahead with Bach Collegium San Diego

Season announcement time continues, and we have the latest from San Diego’s darling of the Baroque:  Bach Collegium San Diego. This intrepid and very active group, led by Ruben Valenzuela, is so good that they maintain a devoted claque of their own from points north.  Live elsewhere and wanna go to one of their upcoming … Read more

Diverse new 2018-19 season announced for LA Chamber Orchestra

  The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra may not have announced their new artistic director yet, but next year’s line-up has plenty to get excited about.  Among their vocal-related programs, watch for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Michelle DeYoung; Mozart’s Requiem paired with a co-commission by Bryce Dessner and featuring mezzo Kelley O’Connor; and a grand season finale … Read more

Bowl report: What’s up in Hollywood this summer?

Single tickets for the Hollywood Bowl went live in early May, so if you haven’t grabbed the seats you want, it would be wise to get moving. To help you maneuver the extensive schedule through the time-honored favorites like the Playboy Jazz Fest, movie-themed events like the annual Sound of Music sing-along and fandom-milking Harry Potter events, and stunt-casting spectacles … Read more

New season marks 15 years for Bach Collegium San Diego

With a season announcement that marks a proud milestone, the highly regarded ensemble Bach Collegium San Diego has announced their season line-up for 2017-18. The offerings are firmly rooted in the Baroque gems that BCSD has become known for, with an array of works that show off the richness and variety within the period. My, how … Read more

Two new seasons announced for 2017-18

We’re deferring to arts blogger compatriot CK Dexter Haven today: his All is Yar blog (which should be on your regular reading list) covers two recent announcements we hadn’t gotten to yet: LA Opera announces rest of 2017/18 season LA Chamber Orchestra announces 2017/18 season You might also want to check out this recent article: More about LA Opera: … Read more

Promising mix announced for San Diego’s 2016-17 opera season

More looking into the future, as San Diego Opera announced their next season over the weekend.  After a fairly conservative season this year (understandable under the circumstances), next year’s lineup includes two Verdi classics, Rossini’s fairy tale, Peter Brook’s Carmen redux and the West Coast premiere of a new multimedia exploration by David T. Little, as well as … Read more

The “Season season” has begun with LA Opera: Let the announcements begin!

Let the season announcements begin! LA Opera is one of the first to ante up with their offerings for the 2016-17 season. The upcoming season constitutes a significant uptick in adventure in some ways, as we’re currently in the middle of a fairly safe, if enjoyable, “greatest hits” run (with the exception of the excellent Moby-Dick, of course). The … Read more

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