Opera: LA Opera’s “Billy Budd” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg On Saturday night, at the LA Opera, evil was palpable, insinuating itself in every corner of the house; and though innocence was destroyed, Britten’s opera, Billy Budd, triumphed. In the grandest of all his operas, Benjamin Britten and his librettists, E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, created an opera of sweeping power and… Read More Opera: LA Opera’s “Billy Budd” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Live Music: The American Contemporary Ballet in a Da Camera Society Concert

By Jane Rosenberg George Balanchine’s spirit hovered over a concrete warehouse on Friday evening, when the Da Camera Society in partnership with American Contemporary Ballet offered a pleasing mix of chamber music and dance. Performing at the audience’s eye level on a padded masonite floor, the musicians and dancers occupied a loft-like space constructed of cinderblock… Read More Live Music: The American Contemporary Ballet in a Da Camera Society Concert