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Wagner’s Flying Dutchman at LA Opera through the 30th March

By Richard P. Townsend This year marks the bicentennial of Richard Wagner’s birth and the 130th anniversary of his death (born 1813 – died 1883). The composer’s Flying Dutchman—premiered in 1843 in Dresden—is Los Angeles Opera’s contribution to the anniversary year.  Although Wagner’s Dutchman is cursed—doomed to wander the seas forever in search of true […]

I due Foscari at L.A. Opera through the 9th October

There will be Verdi…a lot of Verdi…this season. In celebration of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth in 1813, Los Angeles Opera brings us the rarely performed I due Foscari (The Two Foscari, 1844). The libretto is based on Lord Byron’s play of 1821, which in turn is predicated on actual events and characters from 15th-century […]