Fidelio: Beethoven Opera Opens LA Opera's Season
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The last date listed for Fidelio was Saturday October 6, 2007 / 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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Carolyn Perry
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A fabulous performance!
I purchased two tickets through Goldstar a day before the performance. At the last minute my friend's husband decided to join us and he bought a Senior rush ticket at the box office for $20 which resulted in much teasing about the price differential -- especially as he sat in the same row as we who had paid a good deal more.
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* *
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.