June 4, 2014

“Thaïs” – soprano Nino Machaidze stars as the ill-fated Egyptian courtesan – Los Angeles Opera review

ONE performance remains for Thaïs– the lush opera by Jules Massenet starring soprano Nino Machaidze, now being staged by L.A. Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
June 2, 2014

“Death of the Author” at The Geffen Playhouse – Los Angeles theater review

I was simultaneously aroused and intimidated by the intelligence of playwright Steven Drukman’s Death of the Author. This play is highly recommended – but be advised,
May 28, 2014

Latest theater reviews for Stage Raw – Los Angeles theater review round up

Gentle readers!
Here’s a preview of some of my most recent theater reviews for Stage Raw, the new(ish) critical website that recently launched. Stage Raw contains
May 27, 2014

Dmitri Hvorostovsky – a personal remembrance by Jeffrey Roberts – Los Angeles opera report

Dmitri Hvorostovsky and I are not exactly close… I once encountered the Siberian operatic baritone 25 years ago, at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, when