Los Angeles

SFCV’s writers report on topics relevant to the Los Angeles area.

Janos Gereben - January 9, 2017

A new album of music from the innovative opera will allow listeners to create their own Hopscotch experience.

Jim Farber - November 7, 2016

Phelim McDermott, the wizard behind the 2007 English National Opera production of Satyagraha, comes through again with a spectacular staging of a brilliant but difficult show.

Jim Farber - November 1, 2016

Artist in residence Matthew Aucoin created and conducted a new pastiche score for F.W. Murnau’s classic film that was surprisingly moving.

Jim Farber - October 20, 2016

It’s hard to come to grips with the new opera presented by L.A. Opera, which may be part of the point.

Lou Fancher - October 11, 2016

The beloved conductor supports young musicians in an initiative modeled on the program that fostered his own musical development.

Jim Farber - October 4, 2016

A 12-hour event, “Noon to Midnight,” showcases the city’s new music scene.

Jim Farber - September 22, 2016

The director who has been reimagining opera for new audiences, trains his sights on the concert hall in a collaboration with the L.A. Philharmonic

Jim Farber - July 12, 2016

The new film provides an inside look at the logic and logistics of the innovative “Opera for the 21st Century.”

Jim Farber - January 17, 2015

The Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series harbors a Frankenstein and other offbeat works conducted by John Adams.

Jim Farber - February 19, 2014

The famous psychological horror story reimagined as an oratorio by teenagers at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts.