Monthly Archives: September 1991

CLASSCOL

N.B.: NEW HED THE CLASSICAL COLUMN Fairness demanded a second visit to the Music Center Opera’s “Madama Butterfly” to check out the new tenor, Jorge Antonio Pita, who has replaced Placido Domingo in the role of Lieut. B. F. Pinkerton in … Continue reading

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TROYENS

The curtain at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion came down at 11:28 on Saturday night, five hours (minus a couple of minutes) after the start of the Music Center Opera’s production of Berlioz’ “The Trojans.” There were cheers, a few boos, … Continue reading

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BOWL

Hail, this land of no seasons, where you can go to indoor grand opera one night and the Hollywood Bowl the next. These two cultural manifestations overlapped by one day this year; the Bowl went out with a bang — … Continue reading

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BUTTERFLY

The opera season began on Thursday night with all the fixings: gala crowd, sold-out house, Placido Domingo to sing, high-society supper afterwards. Musically, too, the news wasn’t all bad. It wasn’t all good, either. This was the Music Center Opera’s … Continue reading

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