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Opera Review (NYC): The Marriage of Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera

A nearly perfect "Figaro," directed by Jonathan Miller at the Met. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): Siegfried at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Part three of the Los Angeles Ring as seen through the imagination of Achim Freyer. Siegfried is the best so far. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): The Elixir of Love by Donizetti at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The Elixer of Love, even with some substitute singers, charms at the LA Opera. Read More »

Opera Review (London): Lulu at The Royal Opera House

Berg’s Lulu has an eventful career: three husbands, lesbian lover, menagerie of murderous admirers, death by Jack the Ripper... Read More »

Opera Review (LA): La Traviata by Verdi at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The old warhorse finds a new star in the mesmerizing Marina Poplavskaya. Read More »

Opera Review (London): Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Enrico Caruso once said that all it takes for successful performance of "Il trovatore" is the four greatest singers in the world. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): Die Walküre by Wagner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

The second installment of the L.A. Opera's "Ring" stars Placido Domingo, who continues to startle with his endurance and fullness of tone. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Chandler Pavilion

"The Ring" has finally arrived in Los Angeles. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): The Magic Flute

Designed by the great illustrator Gerald Scarfe, the LA Opera's production more than holds its own. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by The Dido Project at the Samsung Experience

The Dido Project transposes Purcell's Baroque opera about the Queen of Carthage and the hero Aeneas to the modern boardroom, with video aplenty. Read More »