Tag Archives: Los Angeles Opera

Trouble Out West

by Suzanne Calvin

That pained expression on Placido’s face may be more fact than fiction these days.  There’s been a lot to admire about L.A. Opera in recent seasons, so, news of emergency — and I do mean EMERGENCY — financing came as a particular shock, despite the realization that performing arts groups across the country are suffering the effects […]

Woody at the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

After setting the bar low with numerous comments in recent days, Woody Allen evidently delivered beyond expectations in his West Coast operatic debut.   My only concern is the artistic license shown in his staging of the ending of Gianni Schicchi. Here he is, showing his fluency in traditional Italian hand gestures. Yet, the question remains: […]