Bizet's Carmen: Acclaimed Madrid Production at Los Angeles Opera
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The last date listed for Carmen was Tuesday December 9, 2008 / 1:00pm (matinee).
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
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- $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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Annette Mann
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Over the years, I've seen many productions of Carmen. This is one of my favorites. Not only were the singers wonderful and the stage setting impressive, but Carmen was performed as Carmen should be, lusty, flirtatious, and passionate. Don Jose also carried his role of infatuated, obsessed, want to be lover very well. After a few disappointing opera productions at the Music Center, I am again a fan.
Thank you, Goldstar for wonderful seats, orchestra row J on the side, was excellent. Note for anyone going, parking during the weekday at the Music Center can be hard to get, so get there early unless you want to park at the Disney Hall. It was still ok.
Quotes & Highlights
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.