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  • Opera review: 'The Turk in Italy' by Los Angeles Opera

     
    Los Angeles Opera's "The Turk in Italy" is something special...
  • Opera review: Long Beach Opera stages abandoned opera in abandoned warehouse

     
    If Long Beach Opera opened its 2011 season Saturday with a radicalized version of Luigi Cherubini’s “Medea” in an abandoned furniture warehouse, the EXPO Building on Atlantic Avenue, well, somebody had to do something like this sooner or later. It.....
  • Oscar's real Cinderella storyteller: David Seidler, screenwriter of 'The King's Speech'

     
    If anyone is living out a stranger-than-fiction Cinderella story this Oscar season, it's David Seidler, the colorful 73-year-old screenwriter of “The King's Speech.” For several months, the film has been viewed as a best picture front-runner, making...
  • Culture Watch: What's new in music, DVDs and books

     
    Books: “Franco Zeffirelli: Complete Works” (Abrams). Only a gorgeous, massive, 10-pound book well over a foot long would do for the Italian master of gargantuan opera productions. It’s all here: the early, realistic films and the later, over-the-top...
  • Culture Watch: What's worth looking for this week in the arts

     
    Books: “Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater” by Larry Stempel (W.W. Norton & Co.) This history shimmers with critical insights into the American musical as it evolves from its 19th century beginnings through its golden age in the......
  • Joan Sutherland was cheated by the Grammys

     
    Joan Sutherland may have been hailed as "the voice of the century" by Luciano Pavarotti, but other operatic voices fared far better at the Grammy Awards, where there are lots of classical categories, including one for best vocal performance. Prior to...
  • Joan Sutherland dies at 83; ranked among the most powerful divas of the 20th century

    Joan Sutherland dies at 83; ranked among the most powerful divas of the 20th century
    Joan Sutherland, the Australian tailor's daughter acclaimed as "La Stupenda" during a nearly 40-year operatic career and rated by many critics as the most powerful and technically perfect diva of the 20th century, has died. She was 83. Sutherland died...
  • 'The Good Wife' recap: Strange bedfellows

     
    The question that "The Good Wife" asks week after week is just how far can we bend our principles before they break. Usually, it's Alicia who is the guinea pig for the show's experiments in moral relativity, but this week......
  • Opera personalities voice their displeasure

    Opera personalities voice their displeasure
    When you get right down to it, the world of opera is a lot like Hollywood. Both professions are filled with big stars with big egos that often clash in colorful ways. And those egos come attached with spin doctors — publicists, agents, personal...
  • Giulietta Simionato dies at 99; Italian mezzo-soprano

    Giulietta Simionato dies at 99; Italian mezzo-soprano
    Giulietta Simionato, an Italian mezzo-soprano whose instantly recognizable voice was wildly popular with audiences, died Wednesday, La Scala opera house said. She would have turned 100 on May 12. Simionato, a great friend of Maria Callas and the...
  • Critic's notebook: Cameron Carpenter and Paul Jacobs offer an organ-filled Sunday

     
    Sunday afternoon at 4, a fit, affable young man with close-cropped dark hair and wearing a dark suit walked down the aisle of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles greeting his large audience. “Hi, I’m Cameron Carpenter,” he said shaking......