Plácido Domingo and other leaders of Los Angeles Opera appeared before the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to announce that the company has paid back $7 million of the $14 million emergency loan it received in 2009.
Every Wednesday evening will be given over to the music of three composer/instrumentalists in the Los Angeles Jazz Collective.
Operaworld.com via LA Times
OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, has announced that it has awarded nearly $200,000 in Audience Development grants, as part of The Opera Fund, to 16 U.S. opera companies.
San Antonio Express-News via LA Times
Money woes have prompted a restructuring.
The director of The Artist has defended using music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo in his Oscar-tipped film after a complaint from its star Kim Novak.
Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has become the first vocal artist to win Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize for the arts, organisers have announced.
New York Times
The company announced on Tuesday that it would present the complete Wagner “Ring” cycle that it had commissioned with the San Francisco Opera but suspended because of money problems.
The tenor Roberto Alagna is stepping in for an ailing Joseph Calleja in the title role of “Faust,” by Gounod, at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday evening.
A new opera, made from chopped-up bits of baroque music and The Tempest, is about to hit UK cinemas. Its creator Jeremy Sams relives a labour of love.
‘Opera can be a difficult thing to understand: shouting, albeit in a musical way, is an odd way to express oneself’.
(Written on January 11, 2012 )