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January 14, 1990 | WALTER PRICE
CBS Records Masterworks MK 44981 (compact disc). These 15 ("Terra e Mare" is sung in two versions) rare and lovely songs find Domingo in his most relaxed good voice. The tessitura, gratefully low most of the time, enables him to lavish his burnished sound and expert projection of the texts on the charming music. Five of the songs are recorded here for the first time.
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March 25, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
When younger singers ask for advice, Justino Diaz says, "I tell them, do what I tell you, not what I did!" The veteran bass, who sings Iago in the revival of Music Center Opera's "Otello" (opening tonight), is the first to acknowledge that his operatic progress has been neither orthodox nor logical. "I was lucky in so many ways," he says, "not least in that I could have ruined myself and didn't." By any reckoning, his has been an extraordinary career--to date.
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March 25, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
When younger singers ask for advice, Justino Diaz says, "I tell them, do what I tell you, not what I did!" The veteran bass, who sings Iago in the revival of Music Center Opera's "Otello" (opening tonight), is the first to acknowledge that his operatic progress has been neither orthodox nor logical. "I was lucky in so many ways," he says, "not least in that I could have ruined myself and didn't." By any reckoning, his has been an extraordinary career--to date.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1990 | WALTER PRICE
CBS Records Masterworks MK 44981 (compact disc). These 15 ("Terra e Mare" is sung in two versions) rare and lovely songs find Domingo in his most relaxed good voice. The tessitura, gratefully low most of the time, enables him to lavish his burnished sound and expert projection of the texts on the charming music. Five of the songs are recorded here for the first time.
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January 28, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"South Pacific" opens a nine-week run Feb. 27 in New York City Opera's second Musical Comedy Season. The Rodgers and Hammerstein show, at the New York State Theater, will have alternating casts. Susan Bigelow and Marcia Mitzman, both of whom have appeared on Broadway, will alternate as Nellie. Opera singers Justino Diaz and Stanley Wexler will play Emile de Becque, Muriel Costa-Greenspon and Camille Saviola will alternate as Bloody Mary and Richard White and Cris Groenendaal as Lt. Cable.
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December 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A violent land dispute in the southern state of Oaxaca this week left 14 people dead, 12 hurt and others missing, local authorities said. Information on Tuesday's violence had been incomplete because a new administration took over the Oaxaca state government the same day. Authorities initially said four people were killed when residents from two rival villages opened fire on each other.
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February 26, 1998
It's safe to say that a performer has never gone from the neighborhood rock dive Spaceland to the globally televised stage of the Academy Awards a few weeks later, but that may be the latest distinction for Elliott Smith. The Portland-based "sad-core" singer-songwriter is both a stalwart of the indie-rock scene and an Oscar nominee for his song "Miss Misery" from "Good Will Hunting." * Elliott Smith at Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd. $7. (213) 413-4442. 7:30 & 9:45 pm: Cabaret Poetic phrasing.
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July 19, 1985 | MARC SHULGOLD
Repertory, conducting and cast changes have been made in the engagement by the Deutsche Oper Berlin at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Sept. 9-22. Officials at the sponsoring Music Center Opera Assn. declined to provide explanations for the revisions. Three scheduled programs of operetta excerpts will be replaced by two additional performances of "Le nozze di Figaro" (Sept. 19, 21). There will be no Sept. 21 matinee.
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February 23, 1998 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's that age-old question, an icky-sticky query put to all interview subjects, but one that opera singers of the female persuasion seem particularly loath to answer: the question of age. Parisian soprano Sylvie Valayre, who appears in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca" opening Tuesday in Costa Mesa, is obviously attractive, but more than a tad reticent to reveal hers. "Never say your age," Valayre said during a recent phone conversation between rehearsals.
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January 3, 1990 | LEWIS SEGAL
At once a birthday party, an awards ceremony, a variety show and a cavalcade of network TV stars (each with a new platitude to deliver), the PBS "Music Center 25th Anniversary" extravaganza--tonight at 9 on Channels 28, 15 and 24--is arguably a Zubin Mehta special. In this edited, 90-minute version of a Sept. 24 stage event, Mehta is back conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion--a situation that Bob Hope makes a special point of endorsing.
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