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3988 Star Starred
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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Unless you give yourself enough time, it is not worth it to eat at the main Patina group restaurant. One does not want to have to wait for a table or cram in at the bar and then rush. Not at those prices where you can't experience the taste. They may as well put a Denny's there.
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The weather was I don't remember!. I wore Slacks, dressier shoes, dress shirt and probably a vest. No tie. .
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31 ratings
4.9 average rating
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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2008

The seats were third row, just left of center. These were easily the best seats I have ever gotten, ever.

The show was spectacular. Great costumes, set design and the singing transported us. I really can't say enough good things about this...continued

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130 events
56 reviews
65 stars
attended Dec 09 2008

It was a glorious day! Our seats were great and Carmen had us entranced from the beginning. Bizet never fails with this opera, but everything was perfect. It is an opera filled with famous arias, but the sets, costumes, and dancers all added to...continued

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Leo
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16 reviews
25 stars
attended Dec 09 2008

Awesome! It was my first time seeing Carmen, and I wasn't disappointed! Although I didn't have another production of Carmen to compare it to, I've seen several other operas and dozens of Broadway musicals, so I know a thing or two about musical...continued

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http://www.laopera.com/production/0809/carmen/index.aspx

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Description

Bizet’s sizzling opera springs to vivid life in this production that originated at Madrid’s Teatro Real. French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, Spoleto Festival USA’s Music Director for Opera and Orchestra, returns to lead a magnificent production originally created by Emilio Sagi for the Teatro Real.

Spanish mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera makes her Company debut as Carmen, a signature role she has sung recently at Covent Garden and at The Met. Tenor German Villar takes the part of the obsessive and self-destructive Don José. Sabina Cvilak makes her Company debut as Micaëla. Acclaimed bass Raymond Aceto takes the role of Escamillo.