Review: Los Angeles Opera Launches Ambitious New Production of “Ghosts of Versailles” – February 7, 2015

New productions of contemporary American operas are important events. Perhaps no such work has been given a new look with the dedication of musical and visual resources as the Los Angeles Opera’s new mounting of John Corigliano’s 1991 opera, “The Ghosts of Versailles”. The production was stunning. It was created by the team responsible for Broadway’s “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love … Read more

In Quest of Less Well-Known Operas – February to August, 2015

For those who might worry that fhe operatic companies of the future will  limit themselves to a “safe” nine-opera repertory, consisting of Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”, “Don Giovanni” and “Magic Flute”, Rossini’s “Barber of Seville”, Verdi’s “La Traviata”, Bizet’s “Carmen”, and Puccini’s “La Boheme”, “Tosca” and “Madama Butterfly”, one can find exotic fare offered by American companies, … Read more