Tag Archives: LOS ANGELES OPERA

Motherless Days of May

By Victoria Looseleaf Thank God for arts and culture, otherwise we don’t think we would have been able to get through this trying period. (Do the half-green/half-purple jacaranda trees signify our mood – drought-stricken and unable to be in full … Continue reading

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Painting the Town With Our Beaver (Coat), That Is…

By Victoria Looseleaf We were doing some much-needed fall cleaning, when we came across this portrait of our grandmother, Ms. Lillian. As you can see, she’s ultra-stylish and clad in fur, and since we inherited many of her coats, jackets … Continue reading

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Vive La Danse, Musique, Europe and Life

By Victoria Looseleaf Pardonez-moi for not having blogged for what seems like an eternity. We didn’t even post our Venice Dance Biennale musings from July. So we’ll rectify that now, with our first and second Letters From Venezia. The festival … Continue reading

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Nutcrackered Out: On Ballet’s Most Popular Work

By Victoria Looseleaf Love it or loathe it, The Nutcracker, that E.T.A. Hoffmann story set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, is here to stay. We are, fortunately, in the former category, though our Nutcracker threshold seems to get lower with each … Continue reading

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Wherefore Art Thou: Roméo et Juliette

By Victoria Looseleaf Love conquers all – especially where bad sets and plebian direction are concerned. Such is the case with Los Angeles Opera’s current revival of its 2005 production, Roméo et Juliette, now at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin: Living Unhappily Ever After

By Victoria Looseleaf Audience fashion faux pas abounded, and the curtain came clunking down – not once, but twice – on opening night of Los Angeles Opera’s 26th season. Funny that, as the curtain also “lurched” when Plácido Domingo sang Otello … Continue reading

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