April 16, 2000 |
One of the signs that a singer has established herself is when she's found a role to call her own, a signature character with which she's routinely associated. Yet it can be difficult to put a personal stamp on a role that generations of great artists have sung. That's why a new opera would seem to provide the perfect opportunity for a young singer to make her mark. But only rarely do things work out this way, in large part because fully produced new operas are few and far between.
March 8, 2001
Opera. The Los Angeles Opera production of Handel's "Julius Caesar," featuring Elizabeth Futral as Cleopatra and David Daniels as Caesar, ends its run Saturday with a noon performance in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. $28-$148. (213) 972-8001. * Movies.
March 5, 2003 |
John Mauceri has been tapped to lead the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for two more years, Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. officials announced Tuesday at a news conference detailing the Bowl's summer season. The season officially opens June 27, when PBS tenor Josh Groban joins Mauceri and the Bowl Orchestra for a Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Gala program to benefit the Philharmonic's educational activities.
May 8, 2006 |
Handel's most popular work during his lifetime was not "Messiah," but rather "Acis and Galatea," a masque derived from Ovid's "Metamorphoses" with a collaborative text by such luminaries as John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes. Its Arcadian story of a shepherd's love for a nymph arousing the fatal jealously of a Cyclops seems pretty fanciful and remote from us today.
November 7, 1999
Museums The art of African music and its impact on other musical forms is explored in "Music in the Life of Africa" opening today at UCLA's Fowler Museum.
July 30, 1999
The 1999-2000 season of San Diego Opera will present five operas, in addition to recitals by opera singers Sylvia McNair, Galina Gorchakova and Simon Estes. The first opera of the Jan. 22 to May 24 season is Verdi's "Il Trovatore," in a new production designed by John David Peters in his San Diego debut, with costumes by John Conklin. Leading roles will be sung by Richard Margison, Sondra Radanovsky (debut), Kathryn Day, Richard Zeller and Brian Matthews (debut).