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San Francisco Opera scores a hit with "Two Women"

Listening to Tutino's opera one can imagine that this is what a Puccini of today might be writing: expert and sophisticated, while also aiming for popularity and acceptance.

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Opera company makes history, casts black singers in "Don Carlo"

When King Philip II faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in "Don Carlo," they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making it.

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Love and Mozart conquer all: "The Marriage of Figaro"

The overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 1786 masterpiece "The Marriage of Figaro" is among the most popular in opera.

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Rossini's super cuts: The Barber of Seville in review

L.A. Opera's production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville is one of those things that can make you feel glad to be alive

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Let them eat opera: "The Ghosts of Versailles"

A specter is haunting opera in this epic about revolution by Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano and librettist William Hoffman.

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Radical dude: Figaro unbound

L.A. Opera has launched "a city-wide celebration of the revolutionary spirit of Beaumarchais' "Figaro."

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Today in African American history: Opera soprano Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price's recordings earned her numerous honors, including more than a dozen Grammy Awards.

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Heart of lightness: "Florencia en el Amazonas"

Who says the operatic art form is dead? Simply put, Florencia en el Amazonas is among the finest operas this reviewer has ever seen.

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New directions for LA opera: "Dido and Aeneas/Bluebeard’s Castle"

LA Opera's edgy double feature takes this august art form in other directions and shows the possibilities of different modes of expression for the operatic medium.

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Inspiring new ways in opera: A South African "Magic Flute"

Warning: This may be the only way you'll ever want to hear Mozart again!

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