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Review: ‘War Requiem’


By accident or design, Benjamin Britten's music has made two of the biggest noises in town this past week, with his opera "Peter Grimes" and his "War Requiem," both superbly performed at the Dorothy…

Review: ‘Ratdog’


What kind of jam, pun intended, has Bob Weir got himself into? His 5-year-old side project, Ratdog, has issued its first studio album, loaded with wonderful tracks, and yet a show coinciding with its…

Review: ‘Peter Grimes’


Benjamin Britten has always fared well at the Los Angeles Opera, from his "Midsummer Night's Dream" in the company's second season to this year's triumphant "Billy Budd." Its current staging of…

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