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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

Feature Article
July 31, 2020

With so many amateur and student musicians missing their in-person lessons, the demand for web-based learning is greater than ever.

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Feature Article
July 21, 2020

This summer’s online festival offers its courses, master classes, symposium, and keynote addresses to a broader audience than ever.

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Artist Spotlight
July 20, 2020

Honoring military vets and front-line COVID-19 responders, the film is an artistic leap for the noted choreographer/director.

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Feature Article
May 30, 2020

We take an inside look at three of the unsung heroes of contemporary opera.

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Artist Spotlight
May 18, 2020

The “modern-day Diaghilev” talks about her role bringing groundbreaking works to the stage.

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May 14, 2020
Though anticipated, the news carries severe financial effects and is salt in the wounds of L.A. music lovers.
CD Review
April 17, 2020

The London Symphony Orchestra and Heath Quartet provide supple support on a new CD from Decca.

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CD Review
March 27, 2020

The 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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