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September 3, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Jan Popper, the dapper, enthusiastic opera devotee whose nearly 300 productions at the UCLA Opera Workshop ranged from the exquisiteness of the Baroque era to the realism of the 20th Century, died of cancer Wednesday at Stanford University Hospital. He was 79, and since his retirement as professor emeritus of music at UCLA in 1975 had established himself as a presence for opera in the Orient.
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September 3, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Jan Popper, the dapper, enthusiastic opera devotee whose nearly 300 productions at the UCLA Opera Workshop ranged from the exquisiteness of the Baroque era to the realism of the 20th Century, died of cancer Wednesday at Stanford University Hospital. He was 79, and since his retirement as professor emeritus of music at UCLA in 1975 had established himself as a presence for opera in the Orient.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2006
A concert will be held Tuesday at UCLA in memory of Sherman Ferguson, a jazz drummer and music instructor at the university who died in January. The free concert featuring the JazzUnion is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jan Popper Theater in the Schoenberg Music Building. Details: (310) 206-3033.
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December 6, 2007
Limonick obituary: An obituary of Natalie Limonick in Tuesday's California section said Limonick took over as director of the UCLA Opera Workshop in 1953 when Jan Popper left the university. In fact, Limonick was associate director under Popper from 1962 to 1974, and Popper retired in 1975.
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October 26, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Domenico Scarlatti lived in Spain so long, the Spanish began to call him "Domingo Escarlatti." No wonder the Italian musician is so often considered a Spanish composer. Many aspects of Spanish life can be found in the 555 sonatas for harpsichord that Scarlatti, who was born in Naples, wrote during the Iberian period of his life. Or so says harpsichordist Jennifer Paul, one of many American keyboardists celebrating the composer's 300th birthday today.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1996 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Soprano Ruth Golden presented a recital of American song Thursday night in UCLA's Jan Popper Theater that left one thinking about the presentation, not the songs or the singing. For this survey ranging from Ives to Bolcom, Korngold to Jake Heggie (who also acted as crisp accompanist throughout the recital), Golden provided no printed texts.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1996 | Daniel Cariaga, Daniel Cariaga is The Times' music writer
Veteran UCLA professor John Hall says: "Every year I wonder out loud why our wonderful campus facilities are not used maximally in the summertime." In 1996, correcting the situation with the blessing of and funds from UCLA Summer Sessions, Hall has created the three-week UCLA Vocal Arts Institute and Summer SongFest '96, in progress now on the Westwood campus.
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August 14, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Forty-five years ago this month, Music Academy of the West mounted its first opera production: Richard Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos." It was produced by Lotte Lehmann, the legendary German soprano then living in retirement here, conducted by the distinguished Maurice Abravanel, staged by Jan Popper of UCLA. Some of us who attended that memorable opening on Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When last we saw soprano Ealynn Voss, she was one of the hopefuls who had turned up at Opera Pacific auditions for secondary roles, apprentices and chorus members nearly three years ago at Cal State Northridge. She was supporting herself then by scrubbing floors and cleaning houses in Malibu. Tonight, Voss returns in triumph as the titular heroine of Puccini's "Turandot" for Opera Pacific at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2007 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Natalie Limonick, an ebullient mentor of generations of singers who headed the opera departments at UCLA and USC, died Saturday in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles, said her longtime friend and colleague Jay Kohorn. She was 87. She had had heart valve replacement surgery in 2005 and since then had largely been confined to bed, Kohorn said. A native of New York, Limonick studied piano at the Juilliard School with Ignace Hilsberg.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Staff Writer
As the new artistic director of Los Angeles Opera Theatre (LAOT), Henry Holt may be considered by some cynics as overqualified for the job. True, he comes to the post with more than two decades' experience as an operatic administrator. After completing musical duties with companies in Koblenz, West Germany, and Portland, Ore., Holt served as music and education director with Seattle Opera beginning in 1966.
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