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A Conversation With Luke Ingham, Principal Dancer at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Luke appeared as the Nutcracker Prince in this season's opening night performance of the Tchaikovsky favorite. Yuan Yuan Tan joined him in the brilliant Grand Pas de Deux of Act II. The duo proved dynamic. "I'm at the stage where I still really enjoy doing Nutcracker," he said.

A Fresh Look at Doomed Love in Massenet's 'Werther'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 02.26.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The love that burns with the brightest flame is often a love that is fated to fail, and the passion Massenet kindled in his opera Werther is about as ...

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Introduces 'Rita' by Donizetti, February 12-16

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

The best way to describe Verdi's String Quartet in E minor is that it's just so very-very Verdi. Including it on a program such as this reveals similar dramatic flavors found in any of his operas.

AVA's Glittering DonQ

Lew Whittington | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The production design, metallic windmills and lattice background with star insets, Spanish balcony and fine-line costume designs is compact and effective in the intimate setting of the Warden Theater.

Sing To Me: Opera In Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, And London

Nicole Campoy-Leffler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nicole Campoy-Leffler

IL POSTINO WHO: LA Opera WHAT:Il Postino, music by Daniel Catan WHEN: September 23 - October 16, 2010 WHERE: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 North Gran...

Culture Zohn: Sex vs. Spirituality in Thais

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2008-12-10-zohnpull.jpg If you were going to choose a way to celebrate the season where spirituality fights tooth and nail with sex on a daily basis, this could not be a better way to go.