Centuries ago, opera was more affordable, not just something thought to be for the country club set when the dained to put on their long silk gloves and gold-rimmed glasses.
Several companies in Los Angeles have strived to recreate this custom, but it hasn't always been easy. Ticket prices are one ... More >>
Poor Mary Magdalene. All she wants is a little sleep, but the junkie in the jail cell next to hers is screaming in agony from withdrawal. As Mary tries to understand the addict's pain, a chorus sings "Howl ye, howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand." Confused? Welcome to The Gospel According to ... More >>
Verdi vs. Wagner[Editor's note: Deathmatch pairs two artists who have something in common, and determines who is better. It's a concept we sort-of ripped off from MTV, except that instead of claymation it's the printed word!]
Ladies and gentlemen, it's the main event of 19th-century opera! I ... More >>