iOS app Android app

Rodney Punt

Rigoletto With a Touch of the Surreal

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

2010-12-16-Screenshot20101216at4.51.17PM.jpg

Le Salon de Musiques in Schubert -- A Haunting Second Concert of the Inaugural Season

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

If symphony orchestras are lumbering, soon-to-be-extinct dinosaurs, as some of their critics claim, then today's chamber ensembles are their evolved, fleet-winged descendants that may yet survive music's Jurassic Age.

A Glowing Romeo et Juliette -- Charles Dutoit with the LA Philharmonic in Berlioz

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

When Richard Wagner, a brash young composer of then little distinction, attended one of the first performances of Hector Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette symphony in the Paris of 1839, he was knocked off his feet.

LA Opera's World Premiere Of Il Postino: Domingo's Enduring, Endearing Dominion

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Photo: Robert Millard Il Postino (The Postman) Music and libretto by Daniel Catán Conductor, Grant Gershon Director, Ron Daniels Scenery and costum...

Sophocles' Elektra Staged at the Getty Villa

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The pursuit of justice is usually considered a noble aspiration. But what if that pursuit is tied to a grievance-driven, murderous obsession?

The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth: A Chamber Opera of Horrors at Fais Do-Do

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Shakespeare's Macbeth has the reputation of a problematic, even unlucky play, but its fantastical elements give it terrific potential for operatic treatment.

LA Jewish Symphony Presents "Cinema Judaica" at the Ford Theatre

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The LA Jewish Symphony's second installment of "Cinema Judaica" for its insider audience was so focused on its subject it had the air of parochial ritual. It was certainly helpful if you knew Yiddish.

Magic Flute at Santa Fe Opera

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The Magic Flute's current production at the Santa Fe Opera is as streamlined as a Twitter posting.