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  • Mark Morris' 'Dido and Aeneas' an exuberant spin on ancient epic

    Mark Morris' 'Dido and Aeneas' an exuberant spin on ancient epic

    Mark Morris' danced opera "Dido and Aeneas" is a tour de force of late 20th century artistic storytelling, a partial retelling of Virgil's 2,000-year-old epic poem "Aeneid" using Henry Purcell's 1689 musical composition. It is a riveting assemblage, one that smashes and rewrites stylistic boundaries.

  • Joyce DiDonato dazzles at the Broad Stage

    Joyce DiDonato dazzles at the Broad Stage

    Los Angeles has fallen in love with Joyce DiDonato. Again. On Saturday night at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, affectionate cheers greeted the mezzo-soprano as soon as she stepped onto the stage. Many bouquets — I counted seven, but there could have been more — were handed up or carried on at...

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