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

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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