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ROSA LOY, NEO RAUCH, AND YUVAL SHARON IN CONVERSATION

The recent Bayreuth take on Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin—described as both “feminist” (New York Times) and containing “no modern escapades” (Neo Rauch)—was the joint creation of artists Rosa Loy and Rauch, and director extraordinaire Yuval Sharon, all of whom will be at the Broad this week for a conversation about their work.

THE UNPRIVATE COLLECTION

NEO RAUCH, ROSA LOY, and YUVAL SHARON in conversation

Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 pm.

Oculus Hall, The Broad, 221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

 

ROSA LOY—SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR

Through January, 2018.

Kohn Gallery, 1227 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles.

Lohengrin, Bayreuth, August 2018. Image credit: The Wagnerian.

JOHN CAGE — EUROPERAS 1 & 2

As part of the FLUXUS FESTIVAL, avant-garde director and Industry founder Yuval Sharon will stage John Cage’s EUROPERAS 1 & 2.

Singers for this special engagement include Babatunde Akinboboye, Maria Elena Altany, Justine Aronson, Sarah Beaty, Cedric Berry, David Castillo, Ashley Faatoalia, Suzanna Guzman, James Hayden, Sara Hershkowitz, Laurel Irene, Jon Keenan, Joanna Lyn-Jacobs, John Matthew Myers, James Onstad, Colin Ramsey, Renee Rapier, and David Williams.

 

JOHN CAGE—EUROPERAS 1 & 2

Tuesday and Saturday, November 6 and 10, at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, November 11, at 2 pm.

Sony Pictures Studio, Stage 23, 10202 Washington Boulevard, Culver City.

(Enter at Overland Gate.)

Above: John Cage. Photograph by Bob Cato.

Below: John Cage, Europeras 1 & 2. Image credit: The Industry.

FRANCES STARK AND YUVAL SHARON IN CONVERSATION

Following a reprise screening at LACMA of her new film THE MAGIC FLUTE, join Frances Stark for a conversation with opera company director and L.A. Philharmonic artist-in-residence Yuval Sharon, and LACMA curator Stephanie Barron.

This event is in conjunction with the LACMA exhibition CHAGALL—FANTASIES FOR THE STAGE.

 

FRANCES STARK—THE MAGIC FLUTE, Tuesday, October 3, at 7 pm.

BING THEATER, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

CHAGALL—FANTASIES FOR THE STAGE , through January 7, 2018.

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

lacma.org/event/magic-flute-screening-and-discussion

See: PARIS LA, “Frances Stark’s Magic Flute”:

FRANCES STARK’S MAGIC FLUTE

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CHAGALL — BALLET AND OPERA

Yuval Sharon—one of the most innovative directors of stage music, movement, and dramaturgy in Los Angeles—was tasked by LACMA to design the exhibition CHAGALL—FANTASIES FOR THE STAGE.

Sharon enlisted his Young Caesar collaborator, projection designer Jason H. Thompson, and together they’ve created a suitable dreamscape to appreciate and study Marc Chagall’s costumes and set designs for ballet—Aleko (1942, Mexico City), The Firebird (1945, New York City), and Daphnis et Chloé (1956, Paris)—and his only work for opera, the landmark 1967 staging of The Magic Flute at the Met.

The forty-one costumes are accompanied by nearly 100 preparatory sketches. There’s music in each section, film footage of Aleko’s original production, and a group of related paintings by Chagall from around the world, including Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers (from the Stedelijk in Amsterdam), and Green Violinist (from the Guggenheim).

The LACMA show was adapted from the recent Montreal Museum of Fine Arts exhibition Chagall—Colour and Music. The Gallimard/Montreal catalogue, Chagall and Music, is available.

CHAGALL—FANTASIES FOR THE STAGE, through January 7, 2018.

RESNICK PAVILION, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

lacma.org/chagall#landing

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Top: Exhibition catalogue. Bottom: Marc Chagall, stage curtain design for The Firebird, 1945, private collection, © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo © 2017 Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris.Chagall and Music

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YOUNG CAESAR AT DISNEY HALL

The 100th-birthday celebrations of the late avant-garde composer, painter, essayist, pacifist, and early civil- and gay-rights activist Lou Harrison continue. This week, the LA Phil presents a rare, one-night-only performance of Harrison’s 1971 opera YOUNG CAESAR—directed by Yuval Sharon and conducted by Marc Lowenstein—at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

1967, the Summer of Love, was a turning point in Harrison’s life. San Jose State invited him to join their faculty—providing a level of financial security Harrison had not previously enjoyed—and he met Bill Colvig, a musician and brilliant instrument-maker. Lover, best friend, collaborator, it was Colvig who suggested a same-sex theme for Harrison’s opera project, and the composer chose young Gaius Julius Caesar’s love affair with Nicomedes, the Orientalist king of Bithynia. The LA Phil production, part of their Green Umbrella series, stars Adam Fisher in the title role, Hadleigh Adams as Nicomedes, and Bruce Vilanch as the narrator.

Harrison had studied and absorbed his close friend Harry Partch’s theories about Just Intonation—a tuning system of corrected intervals and precise pitch. Since YOUNG CAESAR would incorporate world music from the East as well as the West, for its creation Harrison and Colvig built a gamelan of tuned metal slabs, dubbed “Old Granddad.”

YOUNG CAESAR (libretto by Robert Gordon) will be performed by the LA Phil New Music Group and experimental opera company The Industry. The choreography for this production is by Danny Dolan.

YOUNG CAESAR, Tuesday, June 13. Sold out.

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles

See: laphil.com/lou-harrisons-capital-cs

(From top): Bust of Lou Harrison by Bruce Kueffler, Adam FisherHadleigh Adams, bust of Julius Caesar, bust of Nicomedes.

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