Ed Rampell: LA Opera’s breezy production of Wonderful Town, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, is a highly enjoyable, ideal holiday season treat for the eyes and ears.
Ed Rampell: This wacky two-acter’s conceit is that to cheer up a despondent woman (Leslie Collins), five of her friends gather to celebrate the popular cable TV fantasy series set during mythic medieval times.
Ed Rampell: Although Consul is to a certain extent fact-based, I suspect that what Morogiello did was conflate verifiable actuality with a dramatist’s imagination and technique to render a plausible “what if.”
AKHNATEN Opera Review A Opera’s production of composer Philip Glass’ Akhnaten is one of the most stunning operas I’ve ever laid my eyes – and ears – on. It is an optically opulent movable feast for the orbs and ears, imaginatively visualized by the English set designer Tom Pye and costume wizard Kevin Pollard in […]
Ed Rampell: According to Loving, it is not political consciousness that prompts his marrying a Black woman, but rather, well, loving.