Tag Archives: Il Postino

How do you spell “C-O-N-T-E-M-P-O-R-A-R-Y”?

by Suzanne Calvin

Plenty of serious food for thought in General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s latest “Off the Cuff” for “Theater Jones.” The topic is accessing modern and contemporary works to take their place in the opera season — and everything that entails. And if you think this is simply a matter of choosing “one from Column […]

Delivered Just in Time for the Holiday Weekend

by Suzanne Calvin

Via your Public Television station, KERA. On “Great Performances” this coming Friday evening (Nov. 25th), it’s “Il Postino from LA Opera,” a presentation of the world premiere performance of acclaimed Mexican composer Daniel Catan’s fourth and final opera. The new work starred Placido Domingo as Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and tenor Charles Castronovo (remember our romantic […]

More Opera Alfresco

by Suzanne Calvin

The well-received world premiere of “Il Postino” has prompted LA Opera to bring the postman, if not to your door, close enough. The company has announced plans to present two pre-taped outdoor screenings of the new work to audiences in Downtown L.A. and Costa Mesa. There are only about 300 seats left for the remaining […]

Capra + Opera = Capera

by Suzanne Calvin

Passion and melodrama rule at the opera, so, it’s a wonder it took this long for someone to take a serious look at the films of legendary Depression Era film-maker Frank Capra for potential opera source material. Composer Daniel Catan (“Il Postino”) has announced he’s going to turn the 1941 Gary Cooper-Barbara Stanwyck classic, “Meet John Doe,” […]