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October 2, 1988 | RICHARD FREED, Freed is a critic, program annotator and executive director of the Music Critics Assn
Mention the word authenticity to most musical laymen and they will think of Baroque composers and the original-instruments ensembles that have arisen to perform their music in the last few decades. Some may think of Beethoven on the Hammerflugel, or Mussorgsky without Rimsky-Korsakov's polishing hand.
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October 2, 1988 | RICHARD FREED, Freed is a critic, program annotator and executive director of the Music Critics Assn
Mention the word authenticity to most musical laymen and they will think of Baroque composers and the original-instruments ensembles that have arisen to perform their music in the last few decades. Some may think of Beethoven on the Hammerflugel, or Mussorgsky without Rimsky-Korsakov's polishing hand.
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November 25, 1987 | RICK SHERWOOD and DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Renowned tenor Placido Domingo has canceled tonight's appearance in the San Francisco Opera's production of Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" because of his father's death Sunday in Mexico City. Domingo flew to his home in Mexican capital on Monday to be with relatives. Domingo, who has played the part of Hoffmann in four performances of the opera this month, will be replaced tonight by tenor Neil Shicoff, currently singing the part of Romeo in the S.F.O.'
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March 22, 2005 | Lynne Heffley
With arias from Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann" and John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles," Los Angeles-based tenor Rodell Aure Rosel, 29, was one of four singers to take top honors at the 51st annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions' grand finals concert, held Sunday. The winners, who each receive $15,000, were chosen from an original field of 1,500 singers nationwide, 22 semifinalists and nine finalists.
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July 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
A handwritten original score of Jacques Offenbach's last opera, "The Tales of Hoffmann," has been discovered in the archives of the Paris National Opera, the music organization said Thursday. The manuscript was found during a recent reorganization of the Paris Opera library. Thought to have been lost in a fire in 1887, it provides essential and complete information on the piece as it was first seen and heard by the Parisian public in 1881.
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August 31, 2003 | Mark Swed
For years, impresario Gerard Mortier has been trying to drag David Lynch into opera. When Mortier was head of the Salzburg Festival, he was sure the director of "Blue Velvet" was just the guy to explore the sexually peculiar world of Alban Berg's "Lulu." More recently, Mortier, who will take over the Paris Opera in 2005, has been after Lynch to direct Jacques Offenbach's kinky "Tales of Hoffmann." Lynch reportedly resists, saying he would feel theatrically confined by an operatic score.
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June 19, 2000 | JACK ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is an experiment that appeals directly to our American ambivalence about high culture: Put opera diva Frederica von Stade and comedian Carol Burnett together on stage and stand back. In a pair of concerts dubbed "Broadway Meets the Met," staged Friday and Saturday by the William Hall Master Chorale at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the result was surprising chemistry between these stars of two very different show-biz domains.
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December 15, 1991 | Michael Harris
MORE SHAPES THAN ONE, by Fred Chappell (St. Martin's Press: $17.95; 197 pp.) Stephen King says he still has his childhood fear that something malign lurks in the dark under his bed. It's safe to say that Fred Chappell doesn't.
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February 8, 2001
* Theater--Ensemble Theatre Co. will open a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's drama "A Doll House" Friday at the Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara. Show times: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. $20-$30. 962-8606. * Museum--Santa Barbara Museum of Art on Saturday will open "Altered Landscapes," a contemporary photography exhibit, featuring black-and-white works by Joe Deal and Robbert Flick. Through May 6. The museum is at 1130 State St.
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September 18, 2005 | Irene Lacher, Special to The Times
GARRY Marshall may be an old hand at directing film comedies that gross more than $100 million, but none of that prepared him for the standing ovation elicited by his maiden voyage as a Los Angeles Opera director Sept. 10 evening. "I high-fived the diva," Marshall said after the curtain came down on the premiere of his high-spirited interpretation of Jacques Offenbach's opera bouffe, "The Grand Duchess," with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade in the title role.
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