Opera League News & Articles

Bob Bernard's Corner: All Alone, With a Telephone Poulenc's La Voix Humaine with Soprano Suzan Hanson

Bob Bernard's Corner: All Alone, With a Telephone

“In the tangled networks of a great city, the telephone is the unseen link between a million lives… it is the servant of our common...
Bob Bernard's Corner: War and Peace and Opera There is war, and there is the aftermath of war.

Bob Bernard's Corner: War and Peace and Opera

With the powerful opera Fallujah, Long Beach Opera shows how a structure is rebuilt easier than a human psyche can be mended.

Bob Bernard's Corner: A Work in Progress Candide: From Voltaire to Bernstein to Us

Bob Bernard's Corner: A Work in Progress

Lillian Hellman saw a parallel between Voltaire's satire and the Red Scare.

Bob Bernard's Corner: What's in a Name?

Bob Bernard's Corner: What's in a Name?

An examination of the character names in Moby-Dick: their origin, how Melville used them, and how composer Jake Heggie,...
Bob Bernard's Corner: A Born (Operatic) Loser

Bob Bernard's Corner: A Born (Operatic) Loser

Bass-Baritone Philip Cokorinos, Betto di Signa in Gianni Schicchi, continues his string of portraying operatic “losers."
Bob Bernard's Corner: Dead Man Sailing

Bob Bernard's Corner: Dead Man Sailing

Jay Hunter Morris reprises his role as Ahab, the monomaniacal sea captain in LA Opera's production of Jake...
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