By Jane Rosenberg One of the most iconic characters in opera is the fiercely independent and willful Carmen, drawn from the pages of Prosper Mérimée’s nineteenth century novel. Prizing freedom above all else, she’s willing to die to preserve that freedom. A modern woman in every sense, Carmen loves as she pleases with the kind… Read More Live Opera: Bizet’s “Carmen” at the Los Angeles Opera
By Don Heckman An evening of opera at a jazz club? An unusual combination, it would seem. Yet, there it was Monday night: “Gala Opera Night” at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc., featuring soprano Demetra George, baritone Ralph Cato and pianist/music director Frank Fetta. And why not? As the restaurant’s General Manager, Hoss Zargaran pointed out, Vibrato… Read More Live: Opera Night at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.