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Bassoonist Steinmetz Tells All About LA Opera's Ring

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

In keeping with their appearance, bassoonists are among the most intellectual members of the modern symphony orchestra.

How Do You Lose $5,960,000 on an Opera?

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ivan Katz

A deficit this stunning could only have happened as a result of world-class incompetence. It is a management failure without parallel in American opera history.

Buy LA Opera Stock

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Just about the time the Lakers hit training camp this fall, LA Opera will return from the outer space of Achim Freyer's Ring cycle and launch a blockbuster new season.

The Twilight of the Festival

Barry A. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barry A. Sanders

The final Ring Festival LA symposium and performance concluded on Sunday. The Opera's performances were as beautiful and exciting as we had hoped during all the years of their preparation.

A Different Kind of Festival

Barry A. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Barry A. Sanders

It only makes sense that a celebration such as Ring Festival LA would put a creatively different twist on festivities taking place in the "Creative Capital of the World."

Plan ForYourArt June 17-19

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 How Many Billboards? Closing Reception MAK Center (West Hollywood) 7-9pm The closing reception for How Many Billboards? the public ...

A Touch of Irony in LA Opera's Final "Ring" Entry

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

When Achim Freyer and the Los Angeles Opera unveiled their final Ring entry, Götterdämmerung, there was more than a hint of Wagner's capacity for irony.

Ho-jo-to-ho! High Art And Pop Culture Put a Ring on It, LA Style

Barry A. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Barry A. Sanders

LA Opera's Ring is sure to leave a lasting impression on the LA arts scene, but the origins of this production actually go back more than a half-century.