Venue Details

1013 Star Starred
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-8001
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Alan
Operawear - suit to tennis garb
info Feb 26 2009 star this tip starred
Alan
$8 at the Music Center
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Alan
We went to an overly pricy Pinot Grill - they hope we'll understand why they don't serve free water.
info Feb 26 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Plenty of downtown options nearby-- little tokyo for sushi, shabushabu, or ramen;
info Mar 06 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Almost 3 hours with no intermission so be sure you'll be comfortable.
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Mark W.
Amazingly long lines at ladies room before performance. Plan accordingly.
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Reviews & Ratings

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22 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 08 2009

This was a fantastic evening of opera. As it was the first chapter in a four chapter story, the pacing felt a bit slow. I don't think this had to do with the production... continued

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 05 2009

Musically, the opera was very well done.and the singing, with only one or two exceptions, was excellent. The orchestration at the very beginning I thought was a bit odd,... continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 25 2009

No need to pack your hallucinogens - they come with the price of admission - well worth it - and the fact that Goldstar put us smack in the center of the Founders Circle... continued

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Website

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

Quotes & Highlights

One hour prior to each performance in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Grand Hall, Maestro James Conlon will be interviewed by Alan Chapman.

Description

Gods, goddesses, giants, and dwarves struggle to be lords of the ring, but as Wagner’s mammoth music drama unfolds, the ring’s curse unleashes its vengeance.

From the opening sounds of the River Rhine’s rippling waters through the majestic “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla,” you’ll be swept away by Wagner’s magnificent music. Wagner’s Ring creates a vivid world and a musical experience never to be forgotten.

James Conlon conducts an extraordinary cast of internationally acclaimed Wagnerians. As the chief god Wotan, Vitalij Kowaljow, a powerful Ukrainian bass, promises to “dominate every scene he is in” (The New York Times_). Making her Company debut as Wotan’s insistent wife Fricka will be Michelle DeYoung a “remarkably powerful mezzo” (_Opera Today), who has already performed the role at The Metropolitan Opera. Other notable debuts include Arnold Bezuyen as Loge and Gordon Hawkins as Alberich. Making a welcome return from previous seasons will be Jill Grove as the earth goddess Erda, Eric Halfvarson as the giant Fafner, and Graham Clark as Mime, one of his signature roles.

In German with English supertitiles.