Larry L. Lash


Review: 'The Habsburgs'


When the Cleaning Lady of the Vienna church grotto which houses the tombs of a dynasty of emperors and empresses belts out a show-stopping rendition of Johann Strauss' lilting "Wiener Blut" while…

Review: 'Tosca'


In his spectacular new "Tosca," director Philipp Himmelmann proves it's not just size that matters, but how you use it. The Bregenz Festival's 40,000-square-foot floating stage has often hosted…

Review: 'Nagano'


Martin Smolka's "Nagano" has all the elements of grand opera: larger than life passions, adventure, romance and a triumphal finish. It also has a dancing hockey puck. Unlikely subject is the Czech…

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