• Javier Camanera

    Sitting Down with tenor Javier Camarena

    Tenor Javier Camarena is appearing in Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at the Los Angeles Opera from October 7 to October 28. Camarena sings the tenor role of Nadir, Nino Machaidze sings Leila, Alfredo Daza is Zurga, and Nicholas Brownlee is Nourabad. Plácido Domingo and …

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  • Naked opera

    Does nudity have a place in opera?

    (Note: none of the videos in this article include full nudity, but they come close. Parental discretion advised.) The Metropolitan Opera was recently the subject of scathing articles when it emerged that they paid supernumeraries more money to wear less clothing. “Less clothing” in this …

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  • Vampyr

    Halloween special: ghosts, witches and vampires

    My neighbors’ lawns are full of fake cobwebs and inflatable giant pumpkins, so Halloween must be approaching. There are many ways to give your celebration of this important holiday some operatic flair. Headed to a costume party and unsure what to wear? The beloved website What …

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    Sitting Down with Greer Grimsley & Luretta Bybee

    San Diego opera opens its 2017/2018 season on Saturday October 14th with Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, or operetta, Pirates of Penzance. Bass-Baritone Greer Grimsley will be the Pirate King and Mezzo-Soprano Luretta Bybee will be Ruth, a pirate maid. Grimsley and Bybee are real-life …

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  • Mozart

    You might be stuck in a Mozart opera if…

    Worried that your life is starting to resemble a Mozart opera? Here’s a handy guide (inspired by The Toast) to help you determine whether you are, in fact, a character in one of Wolfie’s music dramas. Seek further assistance if if… You’re a baritone, and …

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