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  • Family man Robert Wilson loved flight, outdoors

    Whether he was flying an airplane or attending church, Robert L. Wilson of Orlando always had his family close in mind. "He was an old-fashioned guy," said his daughter Tonya Culton of Crestview. "He loved his family and his country and the Lord. He...
  • New organ at Segerstrom Concert Hall

    New organ at Segerstrom Concert Hall
    Concert halls do not live or die by their organs -- they only think they do. Relatively few major orchestral works include the organ. Orchestrations of organ works are what are in fashion again. As for organ recitals, just ask any church burdened with...
  • Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?

    Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?
    The horned helmet — usually sitting on the head of a zaftig soprano — is the universal symbol of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung." But like Shakespearean tights and codpieces, it's a visual cliché that fell out of currency decades...
  • Liping Zhang is a thoroughly cosmopolitan 'Madame Butterfly'

    Liping Zhang is a thoroughly cosmopolitan 'Madame Butterfly'
    Chinese soprano Liping Zhang has built a career out of playing submissive, self-negating heroines in the operas "Madame Butterfly" and "Turandot," both by Giacomo Puccini. In person, however, Zhang in many ways represents the polar opposite of the...
  • Philip Glass to perform film, opera works at Hollywood Bowl

    Philip Glass to perform film, opera works at Hollywood Bowl
    By the 1980s, Philip Glass had earned a healthy reputation working in the concert hall, art films and the theater. That didn't mean he slid easily into Hollywood. "When I first started doing Hollywood films," Glass, 72, said by phone from his home in New...
  • The Phil warms to Glass

    The Phil warms  to Glass
    Philip Glass' Violin Concerto, which finally made it to the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night, is the concerto that wouldn't die. It was premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1987. Glass had written little for traditional orchestra, and this was the first...
  • Odd staging can't disguise beauty of 'King Roger'

    Odd staging can't disguise beauty of 'King Roger'
    ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Every decade or so, I get my hopes up that Karol Szymanowski's ravishing "King Roger," Poland's one great opera, will finally catch on. In the '60s and '70s, mystically intense recordings of it slipped out of Soviet bloc...
  • Opera: This Tosca leads the Puccini parade with purity

    Opera: This Tosca leads the Puccini parade with purity
    Come Dec. 22, celebrations of Puccini’s 150th birthday may abound. But, generally, opera companies are not making the fuss typical of major anniversaries of popular (and even unpopular) composers this year. Or perhaps the companies are. It can be...
  • Powerful 'Madame Butterfly' spreads its wings in L.A.

    Powerful 'Madame Butterfly' spreads its wings in L.A.
    Robert Wilson's exquisite production of "Madame Butterfly" has once more floated in for a delicate landing at Los Angeles Opera. The first time, in 2004, was the charm. Two years later, lacking a sensitive cast and conductor, the staging lost its...
  • There is a good point, sir

    As I was leaving the theater the other night, an older gentleman with a lapel-grabbing voice and a friendly jack-in-the-box manner stopped me dead in my tracks. "What was the point of that?" the nattily attired stranger demanded. We had just seen "The...
  • Scarlett & singing film stars: Is this just an act?

    Scarlett & singing film stars: Is this just an act?
    THE VERY last scene of last year's hit film "Juno" pointed toward one small path in music's future: star Ellen Page sitting on a stoop, singing a song by obscure boy-girl folk duo the Moldy Peaches. Her leading man, Michael Cera, sang along, but he was...
  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion experiences storage squeeze

     
    Anyone driving past the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion these last few weeks has no doubt seen various opera sets and props sitting forlornly outside the building. Some of them are protected from the elements by tarps; some are not. As the......