Tom’s Review: A Smashing “Barber” (October 30, 2008), but it’s “Götterdämmerung” for Opera Pacific

After 22 years presenting superb – often World-Class – opera in Orange County, Opera Pacific’s finale was a smashing production of Rossini’s beloved “Barber of Seville”, most ably presided over and conducted by Opera Pacific’s Artistic Director John DeMain. Tragically, the descent of the final curtain of “Barber’s” last performance proved to be the abrupt, … Read more

Review: Impressive Debuts in Los Angeles Opera “Carmen”, December 6, 2008

Bizet’s “Carmen”, presented in 1999 Emilio Sagi’s production designed for the Teatro Real of Madrid, was revived by the Los Angeles Opera in mid-November. December 6th introduced a second cast, with responsibility for three of the opera’s performances. The evening was the occasion for the Los Angeles debuts of three major artists. [Below: Don Jose … Read more