Music to feast by

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Are you ready for some turkey (or Tofurkey, or Turducken… or maybe just pie?) Thanksgiving is looming, which means that this column covers the next two weeks, and the calendar is full to bursting. While pianist YUJA WANG is getting top billing … Read more

A tail’s tale, a flying rodent, and a Requiem smorgasbord

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Was that a splash?   It has to be one of several new things opening this very spooky weekend: The white whale comes to Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, as LA OPERA opens their long-awaited run of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick. If … 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

Rats! (The best part!)

On Wednesday night, LA Opera held the final dress rehearsal for Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella). With maestro James Conlon at the helm, the orchestra played magnificently, laying the the groundwork for the cast to shine. The production, originally from Houston Grand Opera, is relatively low-budget, but it works. There are tons of little surprises throughout, … Read more

Bravo, Dutchman!

Congrats to the cast, crew and esp the orchestra of tonight’s dress for Wagner’s Flying Dutchman at LA Opera.  After all the buzz, we (the Tweet Seaters*) didn’t know what to expect from this very modernistic production (reminiscent of ‘Metropolis‘, Fritz Lang‘s iconic film from the 1920s), but truly enjoyed the result!  The orchestral players … Read more

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