Guide to Opera

The ABC’s of Opera: Puccini’s “La bohème”

The ABC’s of Opera: Puccini’s “La bohème”

Explore the timeless themes of love, optimism, and dreams in Puccini's La Bohème. Learn about its history, characters, and its influence on modern productions like Rent.

explainer
09/10/2019
The XYZ’s of Opera: Handel’s “Xerxes”

The XYZ’s of Opera: Handel’s “Xerxes”

Explore the world of opera with the KUSC Guide, focusing on Handel's Xerxes. Learn about its history, unique characteristics, and its resurgence in popularity.

explainer
07/28/2019
The ABC’s of Opera: Verdi’s “Aida”

The ABC’s of Opera: Verdi’s “Aida”

Explore the grand opera "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi, its historical context, plot, and enduring popularity. Discover its tale of forbidden love set in Ancient Egypt.

explainer
07/23/2019
Explore Iconic Performances from the Pavarotti Documentary

Explore Iconic Performances from the Pavarotti Documentary

Explore the life and iconic performances of Luciano Pavarotti in a new documentary by Ron Howard. The album features music from this film, showcasing the opera legend's impact.

Guide to Opera
07/07/2019
Positivity, Diversity, and Musical Boundaries with Countertenor John Holiday

Positivity, Diversity, and Musical Boundaries with Countertenor John Holiday

Versatile countertenor John Holiday discusses his musical journey, influences, and the diversity in opera. Learn about his upcoming show, The John Holiday Experience.

interviews
06/19/2019
Yuval Sharon Directs “One of the Most Important American Operas Ever Written” with the LA Phil

Yuval Sharon Directs “One of the Most Important American Operas Ever Written” with the LA Phil

MacArthur grantee Yuval Sharon directs Meredith Monks' opera, Atlas, at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 11, 12, and 14. The production caps Sharon's three-year residency with LA Phil.

offbeat
06/17/2019