Tag Archives: PLACIDO DOMINGO

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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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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Bring On The Baritone: Simon Boccanegra

By Victoria Looseleaf He may be in the twilight/autumn of his years, but at 71, megatenor-turned-baritone Plácido Domingo, still has it going on. Tackling the title role of Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, Domingo rocked the rafters of the Dorothy Chandler … 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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