Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

With Charles Dutoit out, London's Royal Philharmonic tries a Swiss conductor — and has a blast

But that’s about as far as it goes. Dutoit’s not just gone, he’s really gone. Fischer, who is music director of the Utah Symphony and has a taste for orchestral opulence, is a completely different kettle of conducting fish. As far as the struggling, if not exactly failing, Royal Philharmonic goes, that might not be such a bad thing. Let’s ...

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'Pirates of Penzance,' with a piña colada: Gilbert & Sullivan plays as interactive party

For those who have dreamed of being part of the merriment of a Gilbert & Sullivan light opera, the opportunity of a lifetime is waiting for you at Pasadena Playhouse. The Hypocrites, a vibrantly inventive troupe from Chicago, has transformed the theater for a semi-immersive production of “Pirates of Penzance,” which opened Thursday under the direction of the company’s artistic ...

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