Los Angeles Opera Performs Bizet's Carmen
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The last date listed for Carmen was Wednesday November 3, 2004 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $66.00 - $107.00
- Our Price:
- $53.00 - $86.00
Sex and sin have taken over the city of Alexandria, now ruled over by the lusty courtesan Thaïs, who spends her days pursuing sensual delights. Renowned tenor Plácido Domingo plays a pious monk determined to save the courtesan's soul and bring the city back to God. But as the sinner becomes a saint, the holy man falls victim to his own passion for Thaïs. This thrilling production from the Finnish National Opera has taken European opera houses by storm and now brings its intoxicating melodies and exotic colors to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, thanks to LA Opera. Performed in French with projected English translations, Thaïs will seduce you with its glittering costumes and sets and the passionate soprano of the incomparable Nino Machaidze, as Thaïs. Learn More
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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.
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.