A real night at the opera: LA Opera’s ‘Tosca’

This is not a review. For the first time in years, I attended an event last Friday with no agenda but to enjoy the spectacle. But after such sights and sounds, the experience is still rolling around in my brain, and there are things to say. LA Opera, and in particular Sondra Radvanovsky, who reprises the … Read more

A Celebration of Young Artists at LA Opera

by Bruce Wright, Lister Reviewer You could tell it was no ordinary opera night, just by looking at the ticket holders drinking, chatting, and waiting for dates outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, April 1st. The plaza was packed with a bubbly, ethnically and sartorially diverse crowd, enjoying the fine evening alongside a … Read more

“The Buffs” help their 500th singer climb a little higher

One of our most valuable local support organizations has announced a major achievement, with the Opera Buffs helping their 500th singer achieve her goals — and she’s a Lister!  Yelena Dyachek is the milestone in soprano form, and we’re delighted for both org and performer.  The company’s press release follows, with lots of links: [Press release] … 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

Here a stage, there a stage…

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Viva l’opera! This week is overflowing with opera, and not the same old thing: Starting Friday night, COPOLA (Chamber Opera Players of Los Angeles) turns an eye to murder with two free performances of a dark double bill, including Ned Rorem’s … Read more

LA Opera about town

Yesterday was a big day for Los Angeles Opera.  With a Dulce Rosa dress rehearsal in Santa Monica and a Tosca dress at the Music Center, the company was plenty busy.  Placido Domingo is conducting both productions, and several of the chorus members are in both, as well.  As luck would have it, we were … Read more

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