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Performer: James Conlon

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Teton VillageFiery Violin

Beethoven, Sibelius, Mussorgsky
Festival Orchestra; James Conlon; Midori

Teton VillageFiery Violin

Beethoven, Sibelius, Mussorgsky
Festival Orchestra; James Conlon; Midori

Teton VillageFiery Violin

Beethoven, Sibelius, Mussorgsky
Festival Orchestra; James Conlon; Midori

BolognaJames Conlon

Beethoven, Shostakovich
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna; James Conlon
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A blast of a Berlin Bohème in Hollywood

Saimir Pirgu (Rodolfo) and Marina Costa-Jackson (Mimì) © Cory Weaver
Barrie Kosky's stark, spare La bohème gave it a rare spark of humanity focused on Marina Costa-Jackson's haunting Mimì, whose existence became the central focus even when she wasn't singing.
*****
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LA Opera's La Traviata: all about Adela Zaharia

Adela Zaharia (Violetta) © Ken Howard
As Zaharia inhabited her role, the opera became almost entirely about her, to the extent that one wanted to watch her every movement and hear her every syllable.
*****
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Technicolor Clemenza at LA Opera

Russell Thomas (Tito) © Cory Weaver | LA Opera
Any parallels between Rome in the first century under Emperor Titus and the United States two millennia later under Emperor Trump were lost in a Tinseltown graphic novel sweep.
***11
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Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival

Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Susan Graham had all the fun every mezzo-soprano witch, who can sing the role and disguise herself – when necessary – to look the part, deserves. 
****1
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Lots of Gluck: LA Opera’s Orphée et Eurydice

Lisette Oropesa (Eurydice) © Ken Howard
With a potent cast and excellent dancing, this is a sophisticated take on Gluck's opera. 
***11
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