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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-8001
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67 ratings
4.4 average rating
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9 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 08 2007

THE MUSIC WAS GREAT, AND THE ORCHESTRA EXCELLENT. THE CAST WAS O.K, WHAT WAS LACKING WAS THE SET. THIS WAS NOT GRAND OPERA, AND DOES NOT COMPARE WITH THE SAME... continued

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35 events
15 reviews
42 stars
attended Sep 08 2007

Singing wasn't great, tenor was much better than soprano, which was not good at all, some notes sounded like they were too high for her to handle. Set was eh. A... continued

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111 events
12 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 08 2007

It would be nice if an event is a gala or formal affair that it is mentioned in the promo. The opera could have been a lot better. Bringing the 21st century into the the 17th centry is a poor choice.

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Quotes & Highlights

“James Conlon… drives the score with propulsive enthusiasm that takes, so to speak,no prisoners.” -Los Angeles Times
“Fidelio kicked off the company’s 21st season in splendid form this past weekend… a veritable explosion of mechanical shapes, wheels and staircases… pure magic!" -Variety* *

Description

Music Director James Conlon opens LA Opera’s season with Beethoven’s Fidelio, a celebration of humanity’s desire for freedom and justice. More than 200 years after its premiere, this drama of wrongful imprisonment and the triumph of true love remains as relevant as ever.
p. Unjustly incarcerated by a ruthless oppressor, Florestan languishes in a secret prison, held without charge or trial. His wife Leonore, desperate to find him and willing to die if she must, adopts the disguise of a young man – Fidelio – and becomes the jailer’s assistant, hoping to free her beloved husband.

This astonishingly forceful contemporary production resonates with edge-of-your-seat excitement and matchless music, complete with stunning arias, inspiring choruses, two of the most famous quartets in all of opera, and exuberant orchestral writing.