Loving the mashup

There’s so much creativity and exuberance happening in the arts as we find our way back into live performance again. This weekend’s opening of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion from LA Opera is an outrageously marvelous example, mixing oratorio, opera, ballet and more to help us think of one of history’s most spectacular sacred masterworks in … Read more

Love and singing are everywhere

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! The annual lovefest comes with ready-made romance (or not) in nearly every vocal form, so hang on to your hats: Figaro continues to take over the Southland with a staging of The Guilty Mother, Beaumarchais’ third and final … Read more

Diving in: Two new seasons and more

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Deep breath… LONG BEACH OPERA opens their main season this weekend, with Tobias Picker’s steamy Thérèse Raquin, starring MARY ANN STEWART and ED PARKS for just two performances at San Pedro’s Warner Grand Theatre. (The second is next weekend.)  Based on the … Read more

All the music for spooks and souls

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Happy Halloween! This week has a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of music.  Let’s start with opera, as it’s coming out of SoCal’s ears: The opera program at CSUN get a shot at the Great Hall at Valley … Read more

Race to the finish begins

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights And they’re off!   BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO launches their season with ‘Leipzig Legacy’, a program of… well, Bach, of course, but also Knüpfer, Schelle and Kuhnau, illustrating the essential role of cantor at the storied city’s St. Thomas Church.  Tickets start … Read more

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