Three wishes: Where to go this week

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights from theClickable Chamber Music Newsletter What shall we hear this week? There are plenty of unusual choices, from four tenors from Italia, to streaming Puccini from the Met, to classic operas from Vineyard Touring Opera and Landmark Opera. Check the calendar for plenty … Read more

Stand and remember

Memorial Day weekend tends to be more full of barbecues and beaches and the thrill of the annual summer gateway, but for some, it brings out the champion within: For the South Bay Children’s Choir, for instance, this weekend’s ‘American Kaleidoscope’ concerts include repertoire from across the years in American music, including everything from works … Read more

What was that sound?

Two events this weekend draw focus to sound and language, in and outside of music: Vineyard Touring Opera … makes century-old films new with orchestral commissions by local composers, in a gala fundraiser event that combines silent movies, live music, silent auction and other activities for “The Sound of Silents”, a unique and creative evening … Read more

Seasonal shift

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The season is wrapping up, with finales, festivals and fine music, everywhere you look! CCMN will be released every two weeks through the summer, so this is the first double issue of the off-season.  However, with so much packed into the next … Read more

Having a ball

Verdi’s operas are infused with passion and intrigue, but Un ballo in maschera (The Masked Ball) stands out as a shining example. The opera is based on historical events surrounding King Gustav III of Sweden‘s death. (He’s pictured at left.)  Despite being dearly loved by his subjects, the king was shot in 1792 at a … Read more

Pagliacci gets a new stage buddy

This month, Vineyard Touring Opera took an unusual approach to the ubiquitous Pagliacci double-bill:  rather than pairing the beloved one-act with another, they unearthed the original source for Verdi’s Rigoletto and did just one essential section to open the show — Act IV — then paired the act with the same section from the original play by Victor Hugo … Read more

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