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The other “Barber of Seville” offering – Los Angeles opera report

Giovanni Paisiello.

In my recent review of LA Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro, I lamented that the company had missed an opportunity by not doing Giovanni Paisiello’s adaptation of The Barber of Seville as part of the series of programs devoted to Pierre Beaumarchais’ three Figaro plays.
I stand corrected!
They are doing precisely that!
On April

Latest theater review for Stage Raw – “Thieves” – Los Angeles theater review

Photos by: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Dear readers and #LAThtr aficionadi,
Here follows my latest review for the critical website Stage Raw — which contains current arts and theater coverage from our intrepid team of journalists & critics.
Happy reading!
Three siblings and their father — all estranged — reunite at their mother’s ramshackle country homestead shortly after her death

THIS SAT ONLY! LA Opera – parking lot Costume SALE – Los Angeles opera event

Kiri costume LA Opera

Don’t miss LA Opera’s classic costumes SALE, Saturday, March 28, in the parking lot of their Downtown warehouse. This event is open to the public from 10:30am—4pm.

LA Opera’s Costume Shop is moving from its longtime home at 330 South Alameda Street in downtown LA to a nearby location later this spring. To

THIS SUNDAY – Valley Performing Arts Center presents Disney’s “Fantasia” – Live in Concert


This Sunday – audiences can experience a very special classic animated film screening as Valley Performing Arts Center presents Disney’s Fantasia – live in concert on March 29, 2015
Valley Performing Arts Center is excited to announce its presentation of Disney FANTASIA – Live in Concert on Sunday March 29 at 1:00pm so families can

LA Opera’s “The Marriage of Figaro” – Los Angeles opera review

 Photo: Craig T. Mathew / LA Opera

LA Opera’s Figaro Trilogy came to a triumphant conclusion Saturday night with the opening of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. The trilogy began earlier this season with Corigliano’s ‘grand opera buffa’ Ghosts of Versailles and continued with Rossini’s comedy The Barber of Seville, which comes first chronologically in these musical adaptations of French playwright