Canceled, But Not For The Usual Reason

The Los Angeles Opera is canceling a major production for the second time this season, but this time, its the fault of a virus, rather than the economy. “Italian composer Luciano Berio’s new orchestration of Monteverdi’s ‘The Coronation of Poppea’ — slated for Jan. 11-19 with L.A. Opera artistic director Plácido Domingo and Frederica von Stade performing — is off the schedule because the composer is ill and the new version of the opera has not been completed.” The new Poppea was highly anticipated, and LA Opera plans to present it at some later date.