Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Opera celebrates its Wagnerian effort
Actors Michael York and Stephen Fry joined in the applause, as the opera’s general manager Plácido Domingo introduced singers Linda Watson, John Treleaven, Eric Halfvarson, Alan Held and “Götterdämmerung's” other cast members, director/designer Achim Freyer and conductor James Conlon.
“I live for this. I live for Wagner,” said Conlon with enthusiasm. He then added, “Tomorrow, I live for Schreker.”
Richard Wagner, of course, is the man who created the "Ring” cycle. Franz Schreker is the Austrian composer of “The Stigmatized,” which opens Saturday at LA Opera.
Look for the full report in Scene & Heard in Sunday’s Image section.
-- Ellen Olivier
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Photo: Plácido Domingo, from left, Achim Freyer, Linda Watson, James Conlon and John Treleaven. Credit: © 2010 Steve Cohn Photography.