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01 Dec 2006

Scaled-down La Scala

http://www.calendarlive.com/music/cl-ca-opera3dec03,0,2445209.story?coll=cl-music

With small houses and budgets to match, local companies fill a niche for singers and fans.
By Chris Pasles [LA Times, 3 December 2006]

FORGET about actors. Los Angeles is a town full of opera singers looking for work. They're your waiters, computer programmers, kindergarten teachers, even your letter carriers. Small companies have been springing up all over town and around the country, some even started by the singers themselves, to give them opportunities — not to mention offering budget-minded audiences an affordable way to see opera.

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