Review: Partying in Los Angeles – Machaidze, Gavanelli Romp in All-Star “Turco in Italia” – Los Angeles Opera, February 19, 2011

Los Angeles, a town that knows how to party,  dubbed the third Saturday of February 2011 as the first day of an All-Star Weekend, because the City of the Angels was chosen as the site of the 2011 National Basketball Association All-Star Game. The Big Game was to be played at the Staples Center, just … Read more

Best Bet Revivals of Opera Productions in California – 2011

Over the past five and half years, in my reviews of opera performances, I have identified certain productions as particularly worthy of revival, and periodically list opera companies that have scheduled such revivals (in many cases, the first time the production has been mounted at that company).  In the past I identified seven productions as … Read more

French Opera in the American West – 2011

During 2011, the most popular French opera, Bizet’s “Carmen”, is scheduled to have 340 performances worldwide in 64 productions in 60 cities. In the United States alone “Carmen” as seen at the New York Met (January) and will be performed at the Lyric Opera in Chicago (March), Indianapolis (March), Nashville (April), Opera Colorado (Summer), Glimmerglass … Read more