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  • L.A. Opera and its $32-million Ring

    L.A. Opera and its $32-million Ring
    In Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung," a pile of sacred gold and a ring that's fashioned from it are said to confer "measureless might." However, by the fourth scene of the 17-hour-plus opus, a drawback has emerged: A curse gets attached to the...
  • New in paperback: Huxley's demons and the grace of Hanif Kureishi

    New in paperback: Huxley's demons and the grace of Hanif Kureishi
    Aldous Huxley: "The Devils of Loudun" (HarperPerennial) In 1643, an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. The convent's charismatic priest was eventually convicted of seducing the nuns in his charge...
  • Roman Genn's refined palette

    MOSCOW-BORN, Los Angeles-based artist Roman Genn has come a long way from drawing Communist propaganda cartoons as child. His incisive caricatures have appeared in magazines and newspapers across the country, often generating controversy with what he's...
  • Unexpected affinities

    Unexpected affinities
    Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...
  • Top 10 must-see spots around the globe

    Top 10 must-see spots around the globe
    People always ask me how I decide where to go. I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream. And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
  • 'Lost' art tells of a love lost

    He was a celebrated painter and political agitator who put revolution before art. She was a twentysomething poet, dazzled by her charismatic suitor, David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the leading Mexican muralists who audaciously combined public art and...
  • A painful narrative that still connects

     
    Students at a continuation high school in Southern California connect to Jimmy Santiago Baca's 2001 memoir "A Place to Stand," their teacher Jean Gillis writes at La Bloga. Because her teenage students aren't reading at grade level -- they might......
  • L.A. Opera announces 2010-11 season: a premiere and cutbacks

     
    Like nearly all American opera companies struggling through the Great Recession, Los Angeles Opera announced a somewhat trimmed 2010-11 season Wednesday. At its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the company offered 75 performances of 10 productions, next season...
  • Placido Domingo returns to singing -- to prolonged bravos -- at La Scala

     
    Plácido Domingo, always ready for a challenge, returned to the opera stage Friday night, less than two months after undergoing surgery for colon cancer. And he returned in not just any opera or on any stage, but singing Verdi at......
  • Music review: Dudamel is back

     
    Thursday night, Gustavo Dudamel conducted Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” Symphony without undo angst at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The happiest conductor in America has come home. When Dudamel took over the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the end...
  • L.A. Opera to honor Nancy Fabiola Herrera with Plácido Domingo Award

     
    Mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera will be the latest opera star to receive the Plácido Domingo Award from Los Angeles Opera when she appears this fall in Daniel Catán's "Il Postino." The award, which is scheduled to be handed out at......
  • Placido Domingo to lead L.A. Opera's 'Il Postino' while in talks to go on leading L.A. Opera

     
    Plácido Domingo the performer will be in exile onstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion starting Sept. 23 as he creates the role of Pablo Neruda, the great Chilean lyric poet whose banishment brings him to an island in Italy –......