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Opera Review (LA): Carmen by Georges Bizet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Viktoria Vizin plays a cool, even vulnerable Carmen. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): The Fly

Can bad science fiction made good opera? Not in the case of the recent outing of "The Fly" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): Il Trittico by Puccini at the Dorthy Chandler Pavilion

William Friedkin and Woody Allen direct a smashing production of Puccini's last complete opera. Read More »

Opera Review (Verona): Nabucco by Verdi at Arena di Verona

The most beautiful-sounding chorus in opera is the real star of this fine production. Read More »

Opera Review (Verona): Tosca by Puccini at Arena Di Verona

Tosca reaches new heights in Verona. Read More »

Opera Review (Verona): Aida by Verdi at Arena Di Verona

Egypt comes to Verona again, in a sumptuous updated version of a legendary 1913 production. Read More »

Opera Review (Milan): La Traviata by Verdi at Teatro Alla Scala

Mariella La Devia sings Violetta at La Scala, but Renato Bruson is the biggest crowd-pleaser as Germont. Read More »

Opera Review (Florence, Italy): La Traviata by Verdi at the Duomo Auditorium

Violetta dies more than once in Florence. Read More »

Opera Review: The Barber of Seville (Bern, Switzerland)

A modern take on Il Barbiere di Siviglia complete with trashcans. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): The Broken Jug by Ullmann and The Dwarf by Zemlinsky at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

A splendid new production of two forgotten masterworks from the Holocaust at the LA Opera. Read More »