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Nov. 21 LA Opera: Norma

Angela Meade (center) in the title role of LA Opera's production of Bellini's "Norma" (photo: Ken Howard)

LA Opera’s ‘Norma’ delights with superlative vocal efforts, insightful staging

Angela Meade, as the iconic Druid priestess, conquers Los Angeles

By James Sohre

If you were to take all the sopranos in our collective memory who conquered the Everest role of Norma and pooled all their strengths with none of the weaknesses, the result may come close to Angela Meade’s towering performance at Los Angeles Opera…

July 2 Glimmerglass: Carmen

Glimmerglass Festival opens 2011 season with a satisfying and handsomely staged ‘Carmen’

Director Anne Bogart gives the listener more to watch than just the sultry cigarette girl, with buoyant stage action that eclipses most everything else in the production

By David Abrams

The 2011 Glimmerglass Festival (formerly Glimmerglass Opera) marks the first year of programming under Francesca Zambello, the iconoclastic opera director…