Opera: “A Coffin in Egypt” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

By Jane Rosenberg Frederica von Stade had and always will have the ability to light up the stage with her incandescent presence and expressive voice. With her performance in A Coffin in Egypt at the Wallis Annenberg Center on Wednesday evening, nothing, in that regard, has changed. What has altered is the level of the… Read More Opera: “A Coffin in Egypt” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Live Music: Sarah Chang, Bramwell Tovey and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman It was reasonable, I suppose, that the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s September 11 show at the Bowl Tuesday night would have some sort of patriotic aspect, acknowledging the eleventh anniversary of the attacks on Manhattan’s World Trade Center. And a program of works by Copland, Gershwin and Bernstein would seem to have been… Read More Live Music: Sarah Chang, Bramwell Tovey and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl