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A Beginner’s Guide to the Opera

Confused about opera? Find out what to listen for and how to understand it! Read More »

Opera Review (LA): Lohengrin by Wagner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Another controversal Wagner production, this one starring the once-glorious Ben Heppner. Read More »

Music Review: Foetus – Hide

Fans who have been wondering what happened to the musical terrorist Foetus should be heartened by Hide Read More »

Book Review: The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 by Harvey Sachs

More of a letter home about one’s beloved than anything else. Read More »

Music Review: Kiri Te Kanawa – Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Mozart and R. Strauss

“Oh I fear the night may steal you, too.” - R.Strauss Read More »

Book Review: Beautiful Piece by Joseph G. Peterson

A noir novel about a tryst in a Chicago heat wave works a hypnotic, magical spell. Read More »

DVD Review: Selling Hitler

“A forger’s dream come true!” -- Konrad Kujau Read More »

Theatre Review (LAS): Das Barbecu by Warrender and Luigs at the Alex Theatre

As an adjunct to Los Angeles Opera's The Ring, the Musical Theatre Guild presented Das Barbecu.The cast was superb. The piece, not so much. Read More »

Opera Review (LA): Wagner’s Gotterdammerung at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

Achim Freyer's production of Gotterdammerung completes the first Wagner Ring put on by the Los Angeles Opera. 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 »