In keeping with their appearance, bassoonists are among the most intellectual members of the modern symphony orchestra.
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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.
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 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.
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."
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How Many Billboards? Closing Reception
MAK Center (West Hollywood)
The closing reception for How Many Billboards? the public ...
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.
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.
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