Review: Lucia Di Lammermoor at LA Opera

Cinéma Vérité Lucia Di Lammermoor at LA Opera: A Must See Production by   Leticia Marie Sanchez (*Spoiler Alerts* on opera plot) LA Opera’s Lucia Di Lammermoor is like a double feature: for the price of admission, you get to see both an opera and a film. Except that they both play at the same…

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Art Review: “Conserving de Kooning; Theft and Recovery” on view at the Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez

Art Review “Conserving de Kooning: Theft and Recovery” at the Getty Center on view at the Getty Center June 7–August 28, 2022 by  Leticia Marie Sanchez Truth is stranger than fiction.   Who could have imagined that a pair of mild-mannered New Mexico schoolteachers stole Woman-Ochre, a 160 million Dollar De Kooning painting? Not for profit.…

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Step Away from the Lamb: Guards mean business at BCAM

“Step away from the Lamb and no one gets hurt!” “There will be no Hirst Heist today, buddy.” The LA Times reports that pistol-carrying guards protect Damien Hirst’s Away from the Flock at BCAM. Realistic preventative measure? Or disruption to the artistic experience? It’s up to you to decide. For the full story read: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-guns31-2008may31,0,5511934.story

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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions: Western Region

All Photography and Text © 2011 Leticia Marie Sanchez All Rights Reserved. Passionate singers, heavenly arias, storm clouds, and an adorable Jack Russell Terrier! It was a dark and stormy night. Or day, rather. (Yes, there will be a canine featured in this operatic tale. No, it’s neither Snoopy nor the Red Baron). The Metropolitan Opera…

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In the News: “Il Volo”- Can Opera be embraced by the GLEE crowd?

This Sunday’s New York Times discussed the opera sensation”Il Volo,” a popular teenage boy band that has teen girls swooning. With appearances on TV shows like Entourage, can “Il Volo”  bring the love of opera to a mainstream teen audience?  “Il Volo” means “the flight”- let’s hope that opera takes off in a wide audience of music-loving teens. For…

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Hope Springs Eternal: An Afternoon at the Getty Center which opens May 25th!

Just What the Art Doctor Ordered:The Getty Center reopens on May 25th!byLeticia Marie Sanchez (Below, Ariadne Discovers Theseus’ Departure, 1493). Artist: Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse) Nothing can replace seeing a work of art in person. The reopening of the Getty Center on May 25th will be a welcome relief for Angelenos suffering from art withdrawal. Walking…

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