Category Archives: LOS ANGELES OPERA

The Marvelous Mark Morris

By Victoria Looseleaf How do I love thee, Mark Morris? Let me count the ways. Let’s just say that The Leaf has been a major fan since you choreographed John Adams’ opera, Nixon in China, and the brilliantly hilarious Hard … Continue reading

Posted in APOLLO’S ANGELS, HANDEL, JENNIFER HOMANS, JOAN ACOCELLA, JOHN ADAMS, LOS ANGELES OPERA, MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP, NIXON IN CHINA, THE HARD NUT | Comments Off

Of Turks, Tenors and Titillating Trillers: Il Turco in Italia

By Victoria Looseleaf There’s something delicious about the way the word ‘Turk’ sounds in Italian. Il Turco. Kinda like turkey – er, Turkey. But The Turk in Italy, a Rossini confection from 1814, is far from being a clunker. Indeed, … Continue reading

Posted in ANNA NETREBKO, BAVARIAN STATE OPERA, CRISTOF LOY, DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION, HARPNOSIS, JAMES CONLON, LOS ANGELES OPERA, MILLS COLLEGE, NINO MACHAIDZE, ROSSINI | Comments Off

On Swans, Seasons Greetings and Boxed Sets: Calling All Balletomanes

By Victoria Looseleaf With swans in the air, or at least on screen (my review of the new Darren Aronofsky film, Black Swan, is coming, not to worry, while in L.A. Opera’s misguided premiere of Lohengrin, peeps sing about the … Continue reading

Posted in ALICIA ALONSO, BLACK SWAN, BUD CORT, DARREN ARONOFSKY, FIDEL CASTRO, FIRST RUN FEATURES, KNOPF, LOHENGRIN, LOS ANGELES OPERA, NIJINSKY, NUREYEV, PAVLOVA, SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA, VAI, VLADIMIR MALAKHOV | Comments Off