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GOING MAD FOR LUCIA

GOING MAD FOR LUCIA

LA OPERA asks “Why should you see Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti’s darkly romantic tale of honor, betrayal, loss and madness?” and gives 4 good reasons to see the Scottish counterpart of Roméo et Juliette (sung in Italian, as tragic but with a bloody mad ending!): #1 The Singers – You will get a chance toContinue Reading

MARCH MADNESS @ LA OPERA

MARCH MADNESS @ LA OPERA

And Benjamin Franklin had something to do with it! An unwitting star hidden in the orchestra pit makes its company debut when the curtains rise on the “Mad Scene” of LA Opera’s new production of Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor But it won’t make a sound even as it turns around on its iron spindle untilContinue Reading

A CONCERT HALL FOR ALL SEASONS

A CONCERT HALL FOR ALL SEASONS

FanFaire celebrates the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA’s most famous millennium landmarkContinue Reading

CELEBRATING VERDI ON DISC

CELEBRATING VERDI ON DISC

New Catalog Releases Celebrate Verdi Bicentennial The year-long celebration of Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday continues…FanFaire celebrates Verdi with a compilation of new recordings and re-issues released in celebration of the composer’s 200th birthday anniversary.

200 YEARS OF RICHARD WAGNER

200 YEARS OF RICHARD WAGNER

FanFaire guest contributor Spencer Kashmanian ruminates on “one of art history’s most colorful–and insane–prodigies”, a “colossus who imprinted himself upon the Romantic mind, changing the course of music forever”;” “Only Hitler, Napoleon, and Jesus have been written about more.” Continue Reading

MUSIC “APPRENTICESHIP” A BIG +

MUSIC “APPRENTICESHIP” A BIG +

FanFaire contributor Missy McTamney writes about musical apprenticeships with top artists as a catalyst for aspiring young musicians to become masters of the craft.Continue Reading

LET’S GO ROCK SOME OPERA

LET’S GO ROCK SOME OPERA

If rock can go opera, can opera go rock? WHY NOT? asks vocal pedagogue Charles Moulton who proposes changing the world of music by using the idiom of one genre to describe the other.Continue Reading

EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

“Einstein”, the 1976 groundbreaking work of the imagination by Wilson and Glass is opera as we don’t know it – liberated from traditional narrative, libretto, and conventionally structured music. Continue Reading

EINSTEIN AT HOME

EINSTEIN AT HOME

In collaboration with LA Opera… THE EINSTEIN PAPERS PROJECT EXHIBIT Einstein spent the last two decades of his life in Princeton, New Jersey where he was a faculty member of the Institute for Advanced Study from 1936 until his death in 1955. Founded in 1930 to encourage and support the kind of original research inContinue Reading

IN CONVERSATION / IN CELEBRATION

IN CONVERSATION / IN CELEBRATION

Celebrating “Einstein on the Beach” The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) welcomes “Einstein on the Beach” to Los Angeles and celebrates LA Opera‘s first presentation of this groundbreaking work by staging a freewheeling conversation with its acclaimed creators: Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs moderated by CAP UCLA ArtisticContinue Reading

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