Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday's Column - The Opera

As I've taken on the role of cultural advisor to my grandson, Evan, it was only a question of time before he was to experience the high point of man's creativity - the opera.  Now taking him to a crowded opera house with the rich sounds of an Italian opera set in 19th century Japan was of course, likely to be a little risky, but we survived.
The plaza at the LA opera house - the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
He did quite well and certainly perked up at the return of the dastardly Pinkerton to Madam Butterfly after an absence of three years.  This time with his American wife!  Butterfly's end was tragic and as striking as any Hollywood ending could be.  When asked later how he liked it all, he said there were some good tunes. High praise from a 17 year old!  You can read the entire column at

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