Albert herring

Albert Herring Reviews

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
3.9 average rating
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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Catastrophy
Worst opera I have seen in my life
I think that it is time to change the opera director.
We need some new blood and programs

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25 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Total torture. Very minor work that is way too long as well.

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2 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

I slept thru most of it so can't actually say "I hated it!"

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102 reviews
45 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

great production, Conlon's conducting was spot-on.

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10 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

Great music, fabulous singers and orchestra. The production was fresh and lively, on a level with Long Beach Opera (the ultimate around here), not the tired warhorse material frequently cranked out by LA Opera. The most listener-friendly Britten...continued

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

It was a charming simple story, but after awhile the charm wears off. Part of our problem was reading the super titles from so far back. Somehow it didn't seem like a "real" opera.

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49 reviews
23 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Dull, uninspired kitsch. We left during intermission. I hate to see LA Opera putting such crap on the stage.

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35 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

Very enjoyable, mild comic opera. Excellent cast and production, good orchestra seats. Needed the projected titles though, even if it was in English.

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21 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Excellent production. Good singing, acting and lots of energy. I enjoyed the "chamber opera" scale of it -- a nice change from the "grand" productions of most staged operas. Alek's voice has yet to grow, but it carries well and he's a convincing...continued

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Charming scenery and costumes, but the direction and much of the acting was alarmingly amateurish. Lots of generalized play-acting and goofy facial expressions, lacking in playing objectives or an understanding of the social classes and personal...continued

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 08 2012

It was not very melodic and lacked good arias. Also, some voices did not carry and although it was in English, I had to rely on subtitles as it was difficlut to understand the words. Not really very funny, just a tad.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

Light opera, comic yet poignant. Good production.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

I knew nothing about this opera, but it was great - interesting social and political commentary underlying everything. And it's pretty funny.

The seats were fabulous.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Not the strongest outing from LA Opera ever.... The first half was crackling & delightful, but the 2nd half fell flat. Plot got a little movie-of-the-weekish....

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4 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

Ensemble piece, excellent voices and well directed, I would recommend
Albert Herring.

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4 reviews
22 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

Great performance of a rarely performed opera

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

I'll listen tonight on KUSC. The "antics" were fun and the staging was terrific. I was waiting for a melodic aria and didn't find one; however, the cast was wonderful.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 08 2012

Not the best opera more an operetta good orchestra

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 08 2012

Light opera, not very melodic, but the comedy moves along with good acting. Don't miss it if only to see Richard Bernstein!

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Wonderful story, intriguing production, exquisite music. Be sure to attend Conlan's pre-performance talk.

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