Back so soon?  Live tweeting Don Giovanni at LA Opera tonight
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Back so soon? Live tweeting Don Giovanni at LA Opera tonight

Opening night for Los Angeles Opera’s latest production of Don Giovanni isn’t until this coming Saturday, Sept 22nd, but I’ll be back at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight, live tweeting the final dress rehearsal.  Unlike last Saturday’s gala opening of I Due Foscari (The Two Foscari), this time I’ll be in the front of the … Continue reading

Tweeting live from backstage at tonight’s LA Opera season opener of “The Two Foscari” starring Plácido Domingo
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Tweeting live from backstage at tonight’s LA Opera season opener of “The Two Foscari” starring Plácido Domingo

Tonight marks the opening of Los Angeles Opera’s 2012/2013 season with a new production of Verdi’s rarely performed I Due Foscari (The Two Foscari).  Plácido Domingo takes on the role of Francesco Foscari, his latest foray into the baritone repertoire and 140th role overall (give or take) in his illustrious career. I’ll be there tonight, … Continue reading

LA Opera’s <i>Albert Herring</i> is a light-hearted king of a comedy
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LA Opera’s Albert Herring is a light-hearted king of a comedy

Quick — imagine an opera, any opera, in your head.  I’ll wait. . . . I’m guessing that you probably came up with large-bodied singers standing in one place belting out big arias in a foreign language (probably Italian, German, or French) over the strains of a big orchestra; lots of murder, suicide, rape, and … Continue reading

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Back in the LA Opera Tweet Seat saddle tonight

I’m headed back to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight to tweet-up Los Angeles Opera’s production of Benjamin Britten’s comedy, Albert Herring.  Things are pretty much the same as they were for Simon Boccanegra, except for two notable differences: The evening begins with a back stage, behind-the-scenes tour Photography will no longer be permitted The hashtag for … Continue reading

LA Opera’s <i>Simon Boccanegra</i>:  the view from — and of — the Tweet Seats
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LA Opera’s Simon Boccanegra: the view from — and of — the Tweet Seats

Los Angeles Opera’s production of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra opens today, with Placido Domingo in the title role of pirate turned Doge of Genoa.   As previously mentioned, I was offered one of LA Opera’s inaugural “tweet seats” for last Wednesday’s final dress rehearsal.  Normally, I wouldn’t be writing about a rehearsal at all, let alone doing … Continue reading