Jim Farber

Jim Farber wrote his first classical music review in 1982 for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Since then, he has been a feature writer and critic of classical music, opera, theater, and fine art for The Daily Variety, the Copley Newspapers and News Service, and the Los Angeles Newspaper Group (Media News).

Articles by this Author

Feature Article
May 23, 2016
Kaija Saariaho headlines at Ojai and Ojai North this year, sharing time with Tania Leon, Dina El Wedidi, Airuna Sairam, soprano Julia Bullock, and musicologist Susan McClary. More "The Year of the Woman at the Ojai Festival" »
Opera REVIEW
 Long Beach Opera  <em>Fallujah</em> the Opera Viscerally Exposes the Casualties of War
March 15, 2016

A bold, new opera tells of PTSD and the American and Iraqi casualties of a war we’d like to forget, but can’t.

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Feature Article
March 2, 2016

An opera premiere about a Marine returning from Iraq is grounded in the experiences of a veteran of the recent war.

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Opera REVIEW
 The Industry  Rethinking Opera With <em>Hopscotch</em>
November 9, 2015
The Industry once again creates an entirely novel, unrepeatable, music-theater experience. More about The Industry »
Upcoming Concert
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    October 27, 2015

    The city of Los Angeles costars in a new opera from the company that created Invisible Cities. More about The Industry »

    Feature Article
    September 9, 2015
    The ancient art is attracting a new generation of classical musicians. More "The Art of Healing with Sound" »
    Opera REVIEW
     Los Angeles Opera  Operapocalypse Now!
    June 12, 2015
    Dog Days takes Los Angeles Opera into the heart of post-apocalyptic darkness. More about Los Angeles Opera »
    Modern Classical REVIEW
     Los Angeles Philharmonic  Los Angeles Philharmonic Dives Deep Into New American Music
    June 2, 2015
    The Next on Grand festival offers a wide window into contemporary American music. More about Los Angeles Philharmonic »
    Opera REVIEW
     Los Angeles Opera  Hercules vs. Vampires? “It’s Greek to Me”
    April 25, 2015
    Patrick Morganelli’s operatic adaptation of the B-movie turns Italio-Grecian kitsch into modern American opera. More about Los Angeles Opera »
    Opera REVIEW
     Los Angeles Philharmonic  An Exciting Alice in Wonderland Opera
    March 3, 2015

    Netia Jones, David Henry Hwang, and composer Unsuk Chin combined to make L.A. Philharmonic's Alice a theatrical thrill ride.

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    Opera REVIEW
     Los Angeles Opera  <em>Ghosts of Versailles</em> Back From the Dead
    February 10, 2015

    Los Angeles Opera breathes new life into John Corigliano’s brilliant, if overlong, opera.

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    Opera REVIEW
     Long Beach Opera  Long Beach Opera Delivers a Bloodless <em>Thérèse Raquin.</em>
    January 21, 2015

    Tobias Picker's opera is revived by the adventurous, if shoestring-budgeted, Los Angeles company.

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    Modern Classical REVIEW
     Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Monsters, Rodents and Superheroes Under L.A. Philharmonic's Green Umbrella
    January 19, 2015

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

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