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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.

Festivals Within a Festival

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

Ring Festival LA is in swing. Cinephiles and connoisseurs of the unusual will not be disappointed in upcoming Festival events.

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.

Ring Around Los Angeles

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

LA Opera's visionary production of The Ring in June not only marks the first time this monumental masterpiece will be presented in LA, but it also creates a great opportunity.

A Debt That Cannot Be Repaid: A Tribute to a Mentor, Eugene Prandato

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

I cried knowing that one of the people who had mattered most to me in life was now gone.

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 ...

Hollywood Indifferent to Opera's Lord of the Rings

Steve Pond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Pond

The movie industry can give 17 Oscars to 10 hours of movies about a magic ring, but they'd rather not pay attention to 19 hours of opera about a magic ring.

Plan ForYourArt April 1-4

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

In a two part series on James Turrell, Frank Navarro and artist Claude Collins-Stracensky present a lecture on the artist followed by a visit to his outdoor skyspace at the Claremont University.

All Right, Mr. DeMille, Ready for the Close-Up

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

LA truly becomes "Bayreuth by the Beach" on Memorial Day weekend with the opening of the first of three cycles of The Ring by Richard Wagner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Inside LA Opera's $32-Million Ring Cycle Gamble | Mike Boehm >>> | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung," a pile of sacred gold and a ring that's fashioned from it are said to confer "measureless might." Howe...

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.

Ring Festival Fever

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

A wide array of Ring Festival events that offer something for every taste and interest are taking place around town.

19th Century Musical Geniuses Who Loved Homeopathy

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Homeopathy gained popularity due to its impressive successes in treating the infectious disease epidemics of the 19th century, not just typhoid, but also cholera, scarlet fever, yellow fever, flu.

Woodstock for Wagnerians

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ivan Katz

In Seattle, as in Bayreuth, Germany, you get your Wagner in a highly concentrated dose. Woodstock for Wagnerians... without the mud.

A Demagogue In Full Cry

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ivan Katz

Los Angeles Supervisor Mike Antonovich has earned a place of distinction in the Pantheon of Public Stupidity.