The divine words of the choir and Scarpia’s profane words are each sung to entirely appropriate music. When the two are perfectly balanced, the resulting dissonance creates an almost unbearable musical tension.
What a pair of characters - Carmen: flamboyant, sexy, strong-willed, domineering – yet potentially vulnerable; what an opportunity for a mezzo; tenor Don José: naïve country bumpkin at the start – insane murderer at the end.
“Martha Marcy May Marlene,” is a compelling psychological thriller that mines the depths of the cult experience of a young woman played by Elizabeth Olsen, who gives a break out, “Oscar buzz” performance as the troubled Martha.
The conductor raises his arms - our pulses quicken in anticipation - an opera is about to start - but wait! - the conductor’s arms do not descend; they remain upraised, poised, ready for action. The curtain rises in utter silence
Rebecca Joy Fletcher’s uniquely written cabaret takes audience members on a ride back into Jewish history as they follow the provocative and persistent Chanteuse and her younger counterpart /accompanist, Jimmi
A Four Letter Four Production and Frantic Redhead Productions present Diana Son's Stop Kiss - the story of a new friendship between Callie and Sara that over time turns into something more, with unexpected and tragic consequences
Pedro Almodóvar, award winning Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer at Taschen Beverly Hills to promote his new book The Pedro Almodovar Archives with Antonio Banderas, star of Almodóvar’s latest new film "The Skin I Live In"
Money Matters is an intimate and thoughtful story of a mother and daughter who are facing their adulthood together. A rewarding passage of discoveries and encounters that teaches us what really matters.
At 6 am, November 5, 2011, approximately 1,000 bicyclists gathered at the starting location of the 2011 Taiwan Cup International Cycling Road Race to see how well they could ride on the same course the professional racers would use
Sarah Wood, wife of Chicago Cubs Pitcher, Kerry Wood, hosted an evening of shopping and styling in support of the Wood Family Foundation at Intermix Boutique in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood November 10th, 2011
Handel wrote the parts of Xerxes and his brother to be played by castrati who were a respected musical class in 18th century Europe but are now essentially extinct due to changing mores and natural selection