LA Opera’s “The Magic Flute” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg Comical, effervescent, and packed with visual stimulation, LA Opera’s The Magic Flute returned to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday after its acclaimed run here in 2013. From the minds of director Barrie Kosky and the English theater team of Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt, and a production of the Komische Oper… Read More LA Opera’s “The Magic Flute” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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L A Opera: Bellini’s “Norma” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg On Saturday night the angels were singing in Los Angeles. Angela Meade in the title role of the Druid high priestess and Jamie Barton as Adalgisa sang Norma, Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece, to sublime effect. If the staging seemed a bit flat, the celestial singing of Meade more than compensated for the… Read More L A Opera: Bellini’s “Norma” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Live Opera: Jake Heggie’s “Moby Dick” at the LA Opera

By Jane Rosenberg A beautifully conceived graphic depiction of a ship at sea under an immense canopy of stars, a libretto derived from a classic American novel, a score by a noted American composer, a superb conductor at the helm of the orchestra, and a uniformly excellent cast of singers. These were the ingredients that… Read More Live Opera: Jake Heggie’s “Moby Dick” at the LA Opera