LA Opera’s Salome at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg In the daunting role of Salome, the soprano needs the sustained vocal power to be heard over a surging orchestra, the acting skills to convey an emotionally damaged fifteen-year-old overcome by lust and longing, and the charisma and grace to attack the famous ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’ without falling into awkwardness… Read More LA Opera’s Salome at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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Live Music: Members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a France a la Carte Performance

By Don Heckman Beverly Hills, CA. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s A La Carte performances, which take place in private international residences throughout Los Angeles, are among the Southland’s most appealing musical events. Each features a chamber music performance by distinguished members of LACO, along with gourmet dinners and prime beverages celebrating the cuisine of… Read More Live Music: Members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a France a la Carte Performance

Live Music: Tales of Madness and the Glass Harmonica

By Jane Rosenberg Los Angeles. Though the name, glass harmonica, sounds more like an imaginary instrument from a children’s book, it is the very real invention of Benjamin Franklin.  During a recent back stage tour of LA Opera’s upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Thomas Bloch, a renowned soloist of the glass harmonica, along with… Read More Live Music: Tales of Madness and the Glass Harmonica