Pacific Opera Project 2020 Review: Gianni Schicchi & L’Enfant et les sortileges

[Credit: Martha Benedict] For the first production of their 10th anniversary season, Los Angeles’s Pacific Opera Project chose to pair two one-act operas, Puccini’s late comic opera “Gianni Schicchi” with Ravel’s magical “L’Enfant et les sortilèges.” The performance took place at Thorne Hall at Eagle Rock’s Occidental College. Pacific Opera Project (POP) claims that this is the first time these {…}

Opera Meets Film: How ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ Frames & Contextualizes Major Themes & Relationships in ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment takes a look at {…}