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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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The weather was cool. I wore casual dressy but some were in fur and bling.
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There are a couple of venues at the Music Center, so it might get a little confusing if you've never been. There are people around to ask to make sure you're headed in the right direction. The elevators inside the opera house are slow. We sat pretty high up in the balcony. The view was still good, considering.
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Website

http://www.losangelesopera.com/production/index.asp?productionid=179

Quotes & Highlights

Performed in French with English supertitles.
There will be a pre-performance lecture one hour prior to each performance, led by Alan Chapman.
The sets and costumes for this production were designed and created specially for the L.A. Opera in Madrid, Spain.

Description

Nothing — not even love — can tame the delectable femme fatale of Seville, who springs to life in a sumptuously authentic production direct from the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain. Bizet’s dazzling score is an endless parade of one great melody after the other, from the languid allure of Carmen’s gypsy songs to the macho boasts of the dashing toreador.

Two compelling artists, Milena Kitic and Catherine Malfitano, share the role of Carmen. Tenors Richard Leech and Marco Malagnini alternate in the role of her lover Don Jose, who is unable to resist Carmen’s fatal attraction. Bass Erwin Schrott, our acclaimed Don Giovanni and Figaro, returns as the hot-blooded bullfighter Escamillo, a role he shares with handsome debuting baritone Franco Pomponi. Sopranos Carmen Giannattasio (Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice) and Angela Marambio alternate as Micaela.

General Director Placido Domingo and Nicola Luisotti will share the podium. The vivid sights and sounds of colorful Seville come alive onstage in an intoxicating whirl of thrilling choreography, vivid orchestrations, and heart-stopping drama.