Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Los AngelesThe Pearl Fishers

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
Plácido Domingo; Penny Woolcock; LA Opera; Grant Gershon; Dick Bird; Nino Machaidze; Javier Camarena

Los AngelesLa Belle et la Bête

Glass: La Belle et la Bête
Michael Riesman; LA Opera; Philip Glass Ensemble; Gregory Purnhagen; Hai-Ting Chinn; Marie Mascari

Los AngelesNabucco

Verdi: Nabucco
James Conlon; Thaddeus Strassberger; LA Opera; Mattie Ullrich; Plácido Domingo; Liudmyla Monastyrska

Los AngelesPersona

Makan: Persona
Evan Zoporyn; Jay Scheib; LA Opera; Caleb Wertenbaker; Oana Botez; Amanda Crider; Lacey Dorn

Los AngelesPlácido Domingo 50th Anniversary Concert

LA Opera Orchestra; James Conlon; Plácido Domingo

Los AngelesWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; David Newman
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Fishing for pearls in Los Angeles

The casting was something special. Each of the principals was fun to watch, magnificent to listen to, believable in every gesture, look and touch. 
*****
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Bourne's The Red Shoes in LA

Matthew Bourne is a master at creating theatrical splendor with the aid of a very healthy budget, an amazingly talented production staff and cast of dancers. His new ballet The Red Shoes is a set designer's dream.
****1
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Jacob Jonas The Company

Jacob Jonas has taken the raw intensity of his dancers' best gifts and molded them into a figurative narrative. Ironically, the powerful qualities that Tim Hecker brought to On Me were not evident in his own performance.
****1
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Aszure Barton’s AWÁA has its local première in Los Angeles

If you are happy with simply watching beautiful bodies move through space with intermitent projections of underwater images, then you will thoroughly enjoy Aszure Barton's AWAA. For me, however, Barton has not yet mastered the craft of making an evening-long work.
****1
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BalletNOW suffers from miscasting

BalletNOW returns to the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center in Los Angeles. The production features dancers from six different major ballet companies, but fails to impress.
***11
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Eifman Ballet: Tchaikovsky Pro et Contra

TCHAIKOVSKY, PRO ET CONTRA is a ballet by Boris Eifman that beautifully examines how Tchaikovsky's internal struggles inspired his amazing music that inspires still.
****1
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