REVIEW: The Tales of Hoffmann thrives off attention to detail


Love can often be the best source of artistic inspiration. This message rings true in the LA Opera’s performance of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. Audiences listened to the story of the poet Hoffmann, who, through the help of his Muse (disguised as his friend Nicklausse), reminisces about the woman he loved and lost […]

REVIEW: The Rivals packs satirical wit into an English romance comedy


The School of Dramatic Arts put on a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals at the Bing Theatre last weekend. Set in Bath, England in the late 18th century, the play told the story of Lydia Languish (Alyona Podkolzina) and her suitors Captain Jack Absolute (Michael Khachanov), Bob Acres (Richard James O’Young) and Sir […]

REVIEW: Hopscotch in Concert redefines opera in live show


Hopscotch, the world’s first mobile opera performance, tells a unique tale of lovers burdened with the difficulties of life.  Debuting at iconic Los Angeles sites since 2015, Hopscotch was performed in 24 cars that would travel through the city. There were eight scenic routes taken, each telling a different segment of the story. When a […]