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201 Star Starred
Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
818-243-ALEX
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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 12 2007

The story didn't entirely make sense; nor did it always hold one's interest. Often it was hard to hear the kids' solos over the orchestra. However, when the children sang together, it was sublime. The adult singers were excellent.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 12 2007

This is a production that was top-notch from top to bottom: Good music, fantastic costumes, and some great soloists. I recommend it for younng and old.

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5 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 12 2007

This was one of the best performances I've ever seen! I was able to bring my 11 year old to an opera and we were both highly entertained throughout the show. The costumes... continued

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Description

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus presents the world premiere of Keepers of the Night, an original opera by composer Peter Ash and librettist Donald Sturrock, with conductor Grant Gershon and director Corey Madden, featuring vocal soloists Lynette Tapia, Malcolm MacKenzie, Suzanna Guzman, Lauren Libaw, and 65 LACC choristers.

A family opera, Keepers of the Night is the story of four children who camp out on Midsummer’s Night on the edge of the forest. As darkness envelops them, they fall victim to the Moon’s magic. She uses them to get revenge on her former lover, Ozalid the Owl, who presides over the forest creatures’ annual song contest. The themes of nature vs. city, democracy vs. aristocracy, and group vs. individual all interplay in a whimsical story of mistaken identity and vocal showmanship, where the value of winning and losing is held up to gentle comic scrutiny.