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Gioachino Rossini

Portland Opera Debut Of The Italian Girl In Algiers

Lina de la Torre | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

The production was highly entertaining and it neatly integrated madcap comedy with a wonderful interpretation by the cast of Rossini's score with its lovely, lyrical phrasing.

Up to Their Old Tricks

George Heymont | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

The trickster is an archetype whose presence is not limited to mythology. While there will always be a shape shifter like Loki lurking around, fast-thinking humans have always had a talent for distracting onlookers in times of crisis.

A Weekend to Remember: All Art, All the Time

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

This September fall season got very busy -- not only with major museum and gallery exhibitions, but also with not-to-be-missed theater, ballet, and music performances. Here are a few that I managed to catch.

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.

WATCH: Men Twerking To Classical Music Is The Best (NSFW)

Oliver Noble | Posted 07.11.2013 | Comedy

Welcome to part two of ‘Twerking to Classical’, an ongoing series in which we strive to establish the legitimacy of the budding dance form known a...

How Google Honors 'Leap Day'

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

Google's colorful, illustrated doodle on February 29 celebrated not one but two events: Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's 220th birthday and Leap D...

A Turk in Italy Comes to Town in an Airstream Trailer

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

If you have not yet seen The Turk in Italy at LA Opera, here's what you need to do: Drop everything and buy a ticket before they are sold out.

A Good Hair Day for the Los Angeles Opera

Alexandra McNally | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alexandra McNally

For some people, three hours watching zaftig women and baritone men in tights belt out Italian (or even German) lyrics is like hanging out in Dante's seventh circle of hell. But not me.