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Victoria Looseleaf

Victoria Looseleaf is an award-winning international arts journalist who covers dance, music, theater and the visual arts. Publications she has contributed to include the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and KCET Artbound. Her feminist novella in verse, Isn’t It Rich? is being adapted for the stage, and her children’s/coffee table book, Russ & Iggy’s Art Alphabet, will soon be published by Red Sky Presents. In addition, Looseleaf co-founded the online magazine ArtNowLA.

Articles by this Author

CD Review
March 27, 2020

A new disc from the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge offers restorative music by Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks, and James MacMillan.

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Artist Spotlight
March 12, 2020

The adventurous outgoing artistic director of Long Beach Opera discusses his new production of Peter Maxwell Davies’s opera, and looks back over his 23 seasons with the company.

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Feature Article
March 3, 2020

In an ambitious programming move, the orchestra hosts all kinds of guest artists in a festival devoted to themes of social justice.

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Opera Review
February 25, 2020

An inevitable, last-minute staging decision distracts from an otherwise sublime production.

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Feature Article
February 17, 2020

The experimental opera company that scored big with Hopscotch works with composers Du Yun and Raven Chacon on Sweet Land.

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Artist Spotlight
February 13, 2020

The famous tenor sings Roberto Devereux at LA Opera this month and next.

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Feature Article
February 3, 2020

Are there parallels today with Germany and its vibrant cultural scene during the period between WWI and the rise of Nazism?

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January 28, 2020
A few not-so-famous names were sprinkled in among the established favorites.
Feature Article
January 17, 2020

The opera’s composer, librettist, and director chat about the evolution of their fresh take on the Orpheus myth.

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Artist Spotlight
January 14, 2020

The harpsichordist/conductor talks about being a woman on the podium, her upcoming stint with the LA Phil, and her passion for Baroque music.

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Feature Article
January 13, 2020

A Jake Heggie premiere highlights residencies at Kohl Mansion and the Soraya.

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Artist Spotlight
January 7, 2020

The actress, comedian, and singer delivers unconventional cabaret numbers and a lot of laughs.

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Artist Spotlight
January 5, 2020

The Culture Clash cofounder talks about the premiere of King Arthur with Long Beach Opera.

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Artist Spotlight
December 30, 2019

The mezzo-soprano, acclaimed for her Wagnerian roles, joins the LA Phil for Mahler’s Second Symphony in January.

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Feature Article
December 29, 2019

A world premiere opera, site-specific dance, and music on the Metro are just part of what’s in store for the three-month festival.

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Dance Review
December 10, 2019

This radical retelling of the classic ballet takes birdwatching to delirious new heights.

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Feature Article
December 9, 2019

Celebrate the season with traditional regional flair at “Nochebuena” and other L.A. events.

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December 3, 2019
The L.A. new-music group takes a meditative, mindful approach to holiday programming.
Artist Spotlight
November 30, 2019

The focused young artist has upcoming gigs in L.A. and the Bay Area.

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Artist Spotlight
November 30, 2019

The prizewinning violinist talks about championing new works by living composers and her upcoming concerts with the LA Phil.

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