Los Angeles is a city full of characters, and Phillip King is no exception. A tall man who exudes positivity in his seemingly permanent ear-to-ear smile, Phillip has been bringing his distinct style to different corners of the city for the past few years, becoming something of a fixture for locals.
Like many singers, Kimberly Hawkins started singing at a young age. "I started singing in school choirs in junior high, around age 12." the Chicago-born, Aurora Illinois-raised singer states. "I did musicals in junior high, high school and beyond."
Few operas can be as emotionally rousing as Il Trovatore, and with the stellar cast the Metropolitan Opera has put together for this season's revival ...
AS ONE's music is beautiful and accessible. The story is compelling, and is not just meant for an LGBT audience; if you have ever felt yourself to be an outsider, this piece will resonate with you.
There will be a free live simulcast of the final performance of Los Angeles Opera's Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci on the Santa Monica Beach pier on October 3, 2015. Gianni Schicchi is a delightful short romp starring Placido Domingo.
The glitter belonged strictly to New York's glitterati last night as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a stark and simple yet often powerf...
The frequent misconception that opera is only ancient definitely exists, because on more than one occasion I've had a stranger who struck up a conversation with me comment," wait -- you're singing a NEW opera? They still write operas?"
The Cloth Peddler is the story of a wealthy young man who decides to flaunt tradition by actually meeting and falling in love with his bride before their wedding day.
Some of the absolute biggest stars in Hollywood got to hear the latest Pacific Opera Project production, Fallstaff, in one of the most unique venues with the most sweeping views of Southern California.
Laurie Rubin, who has been blind since birth, has had her share of challenges, and is no stranger to discrimination. This week, the internationally acclaimed opera singer debuts an inspiring new musical, which she has co-written, on September 18, at the Japanese Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles.
Lovers in Tyrolean castles were hardly on the minds of many who arrived at the War Memorial Opera House for the "Moonlight and Music" Gala Opening of the Opera, the kickoff to the San Francisco social season.
We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep -- William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 lines 156-158. Some...
I just completed a week singing chamber music and song repertoire that was composed for men. It was a bit of a struggle because the vocal part, even though an octave higher, still did not sit quite right. It made me think of gender and what I do.
And the performance deserved the standing ovation and the cheers. It would be hard to imagine a better performance by its astounding cast, the brilliant Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and its conductor, Alan Gilbert. The direction of Katie Mitchell and the design work of Vicki Mortimer and Jon Clark were all serving the same dramatic master--the story.
Rising ticket prices, declining attendance, lack of sufficient philanthropic contributions and an aging and dying patron base all contribute to the Opera, and for that matter, many performing arts organizations.
On July 25th, the Caramoor Festival presented the second and final of its Bel Canto at Caramoor operas for the 2015 season, Francis Poulenc's 1956 opera and love letter to the Catholic Church, Dialogues des Carmelites.