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BWW Review: ALONZO KING'S LINES BALLET - EXQUISITENESS IN MOTION at The Music Center/ Photo BWW Review: ALONZO KING'S LINES BALLET - EXQUISITENESS IN MOTION at The Music Center/Jerry Moss Plaza
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 27, 2021

During the interim, after our long COVID restrictions in Los Angeles began to lessen, The Music Center, and with the generosity of Glorya Kaufman and her continual support for Dance, created a fabulous summer program for Los Angeles, entitled 'Dance After Dusk' in the outdoor area in between the three theatres, the Ahmanson, the Mark Taper Forum and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The tentative plans are to open up the theatres for live performances in the near future. 'The Jerry Moss Plaza' was created to present outstanding dance performances this summer, in a beautiful setting, culture, abounding all around, and the intense longing to see live and electrifying performances of hope, beauty and talented visionaries. There is a beautiful stage erected in the middle of the Plaza facing west, so as the sun was setting behind the stage, the performance began. No disappointments whatsoever with this third and final offering with Alonzo King's LINES Ballet Company. Indeed, the talent, the expertise and the intent of this stellar dance company is incomparable! The technique of every member of the company, with every movement they make, will fill you with awe. Stunning flexibility, extension, ballon, reach, strength, endurance, passion and fluidity is masterfully executed.

Luis Alfaro Joins Center Theatre Group As Newest Associate Artistic Director Photo Luis Alfaro Joins Center Theatre Group As Newest Associate Artistic Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021

Luis Alfaro, celebrated Chicano artist and MacArthur ‚Äúgenius‚ÄĚ fellow, has joined Center Theatre Group as the newest Associate Artistic Director, announced Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman.

OGCMA Will Host a Concert From Vieness Piano Duo This Week Photo OGCMA Will Host a Concert From Vieness Piano Duo This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2021

The husband-and-wife duo (Vijay Venkatesh and Eva Schaumkell) have enthralled audiences in their electric and captivating performances of a wide range of repertoire. Their intuition for conversation coupled with a commanding stage presence has made them in demand throughout the world.

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association to Present SUMMER STARS CLASSICAL SERIES Photo Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association to Present SUMMER STARS CLASSICAL SERIES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 22, 2021

Continuing OGCMA's 152nd ‚ÄĮanniversary season is more of the Jersey Shore's only summer classical music offerings. Do you like your classical music mellow or invigorating? Traditional or contemporary?

BWW Review: OEDIPUS REX Online From Los Angeles Opera Photo BWW Review: OEDIPUS REX Online From Los Angeles Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jun 19, 2021

On June 18, 2021, I watched Los Angeles Opera’s film of Stravinsky’s 1927 opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex. Jean Cocteau, who wrote the libretto, based it on the ancient Greek tragedy Sophocles wrote ca. 429 BCE. Right now LAO is featuring it online for free.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jun 19, 2021

On Saturday, we see Los Angeles Opera’s online stream of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. Stravinsky based Oedipus on Sophocles’ Greek tragedy and his 1927 opera is a highly stylized, ritualistic work. A narrator describes the action throughout the course of the opera. Although the opera is in Latin, narration is spoken in the language of the audience.

LA Opera'S OEDIPUS REX Begins Streaming Today Photo LA Opera'S OEDIPUS REX Begins Streaming Today
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021

Beginning today at 5pm PT, LA Opera presents a new streaming presentation of Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, conducted by James Conlon, the company's Richard Seaver Music Director, and starring tenor Russell Thomas, the company's Artist in Residence, in the title role.

VIDEO: Go Inside The Creation Of LA Opera's OEDIPUS REX Photo VIDEO: Go Inside The Creation Of LA Opera's OEDIPUS REX
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2021

LA Opera presented the company premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex at 2pm on Sunday, June 6, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A special video presentation of the opera will subsequently stream on LA Opera's On Now digital platform, also free of charge, beginning later today, June 17.

Stephen Fry Joins the Cast of LA Opera's Premiere of OEDIPUS REX as the Narrator Photo Stephen Fry Joins the Cast of LA Opera's Premiere of OEDIPUS REX as the Narrator
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

LA Opera will present the company premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex at 2pm on Sunday, June 6, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A special video presentation of the opera will subsequently stream on LA Opera's On Now digital platform, also free of charge, beginning June 17.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - May 15, 2021

For her Los Angeles Opera Signature Recital, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, accompanied by Jeremy Frank, sings a collection of¬†her favorite songs. They perform works¬† by 20th-century composer Kurt Weill, including 'Lonely House,' 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself,‚ÄĚ and 'September Song.‚ÄĚ LAO will stream the recital until July 1, 2021

LA Opera Returns to In-Person Performances In June With Stravinsky's OEDIPUS REX Photo LA Opera Returns to In-Person Performances In June With Stravinsky's OEDIPUS REX
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021

 LA Opera will present the company premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex at 2pm on Sunday, June 6, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A special video presentation of the opera will subsequently stream on LA Opera's On Now digital platform, also free of charge, beginning June 17.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - May 8, 2021

Enjoy Los Angeles Opera‚Äôs Signature Recital Series presentation of mezzo-soprano Susan Graham with pianist Jeremy Frank in a program of songs by Kurt Weill.¬†Selections include the yearning 'Lonely House,' the tantalizing 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself' and the nostalgic 'September Song.‚ÄĚ The video, streams until July 1, 2021.

LA Opera Launches Signature Recital Series Showcasing Opera's Brightest Stars Photo LA Opera Launches Signature Recital Series Showcasing Opera's Brightest Stars
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2021

LA Opera is launching a new Signature Recital Series to showcase world-class artists in intimate online performances. Tenor Russell Thomas launches the series on April 9, with subsequent recitals featuring mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges, soprano Christine Goerke, soprano Julia Bullock and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - May 1, 2021

Los Angeles Opera‚Äôs new Signature Recital Series gives vocal music fans¬† exclusive access to astounding performances in intimate settings‚ÄĒfilmed in stunning venues across this country and in Europe‚ÄĒstreamed directly to home screens. Tenor Russell Thomas partners with pianist Mi-Kyung Kim for Schumann's Dichterliebe (Poet's Love).

VERSOS Y BESOS WITH LAS COLIBRI to be Presented by Metro Art and The Autry Photo VERSOS Y BESOS WITH LAS COLIBRI to be Presented by Metro Art and The Autry
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2021

Metro Art, in collaboration with the Autry After Hours, will present 'Versos y Besos with Las Colibrí,' a special Mother's Day evening performance filmed at Union Station. The program will be presented online and premiere Sunday, May 9, at 7 p.m.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Marilyn Michaels Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Marilyn Michaels
by Nicholas Adler - Apr 26, 2021

In this interview, I am lucky to uncover some new facts about the legendary funny lady, Marilyn Michaels.

The Music Center Launches DANCE AT DUSK A New Outdoor Dance Series Photo The Music Center Launches DANCE AT DUSK A New Outdoor Dance Series
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 8, 2021

The Music Center will welcome back limited audiences in a safe manner to enjoy live performances with a new outdoor series called Dance at Dusk.

Terri And Jerry Kohl Donate $5 Million And Pledge A Challenge Grant To Support The LA Photo Terri And Jerry Kohl Donate $5 Million And Pledge A Challenge Grant To Support The LA Opera Orchestra
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 7, 2021

Philanthropists Terri and Jerry Kohl have made an immediate $5 million gift and pledged a challenge grant in support of the LA Opera Orchestra and the company's post-COVID recovery, part of which will be used to fund an upcoming production of Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky.

The Music Center Becomes First Performing Arts Center To Obtain UL Verified Healthy B Photo The Music Center Becomes First Performing Arts Center To Obtain UL Verified Healthy Buildings Mark For Indoor Air Quality
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2021

The Music Center announced it has become the first performing arts organization to earn the UL Verified Healthy Buildings Mark for Indoor Air Quality.

LA Opera Launches Signature Recital Series, Inaugurated By Tenor Russell Thomas Photo LA Opera Launches Signature Recital Series, Inaugurated By Tenor Russell Thomas
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

LA Opera is launching a new Signature Recital Series to showcase world-class artists in intimate online performances. Tenor Russell Thomas launches the series on April 9.

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