New company, new take on ‘Carmen’

When “remake” is a good thing… Director Carson Gilmore has proven his creative instincts with an array of other companies locally, and has long been looking to start his own troupe. With a well-received and ambitious black box production of Bellini’s difficult and gender-bending I Capuleti e i Montecchi a couple of years ago, the then-named Hawkmore Lyric Opera … Read more

Russian opera, in spades, with a Tchaikovsky classic

On a warm Saturday evening in Hollywood, the audience seated at the Protection of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church was transported back in time to the middle of the 19th century, to witness a tale about the madness of love and sickness of money. Independent Opera Company of Los Angeles set about bringing to … Read more

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