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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 […]

Don Giovanni at the LA Philharmonic thru the 26th May

My first performance of Mozart’s greatest opera—the story of Don Juan’s many conquests and moral descent, universally acknowledged as one of the most important works of Western civilization—was unforgettable. It was May 1981 and the Metropolitan Opera on tour in Dallas, a matinee revival of Don Giovanni in the legendary 1957 Herbert Graf/Eugene Berman production, […]