Monday, May 31, 2010

Der Ring Roundup - Everything You Need to Know About Siegfried and His Friends

If you think Achim Freyer's character design for the evil dwarf Alberich looks like a Nazi cartoon stereotype of a Jewish banker, you are a student of history.

Now that Los Angeles Opera is in the midst of three consecutive cyles of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, here's a recap of all four operas:

Wagner's Ring Cycle at LA Opera - Recap for Late Deciders

Photo by Monika Rittershaus courtesy LA Opera

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's a One-Man Show

No, I'm not talking about the story of my life. Last night Georja and I took in the opening night of Palomino, David Cale's storyteller performance about a New York gigolo. More than thoroughly in touch with his feminine side, Cale also plays the fellow's lady clients, as well as a gay book publisher who (wait for this surprise) rejects his memoirs. May 13 - June 6 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

It's about casual intimacy and loneliness. If you're not sure how one is inevitably entwined with the other, you are one green boychik.

Read our review for LA Palomino Review - Rake and Pony Show at the Kirk Douglas

Photo by Craig Schwartz courtesy Center Theatre Group