2-for-1 Opera Package from Los Angeles Opera: La Boheme & Don Giovanni
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The last date listed for La Boheme & Don Giovanni was Thursday November 29, 2007 / 1:00pm (and Wed. Dec. 12 @ 1:00pm).
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Annette Mann
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How can you not like La Boheme. The music is sensational. The singers were great, but this was a flawed performance for several reasons. First, the sound during the first half was off, and too soft. The singers were a little difficult to hear well. It was adjusted during the second half. I felt the staging was too skimpy. I've gotten used to the Dorothy Chandler providing beautiful staging, and this wasn't one of them. Finally, Musette was missing her fire and passion. She reminded me more of Mimi. Nonetheless, it was still a very worthwhile experience. By the way, dinner at Kendall's afterwards was pricey, but worth it. They finally got their act together in the kitchen.
Quotes & Highlights
Get tickets to two operas for the price of one — a special offer only for Goldstar members!
Against the festive holiday backdrop of 19th-century Paris on Christmas Eve, starving artists in the Latin Quarter engage in high jinks, high spirits and high romance. A chance meeting between the young poet Rodolfo and his neighbor Mimi leads to love while that other bohemian Marcello and his coquettish amour Musetta find that breaking up is hard to do. As the saying goes, the course of true love never did run smoothly, and carefree happiness can turn to heartbreak in the twinkling of an eye.
By Giacomo Puccini
Conducted by Plácido Domingo
Don Juan’s back, and LA Opera’s got him! The sexy and sensual Erwin Schrott returns as opera’s greatest Lothario in the ravishing production that won LA Opera kudos in 2003. The Los Angeles Times commented: “The eye is startled, delighted, and sometimes enlightened by constant visual stimulation.”
Mozart’s great comic drama not only catalogs the Don’s conquests (2,065 women, to be exact), but also deftly unfolds an intriguing series of escalating calamities that ensue as those he seduced and abandoned seek their revenge against him. And when the Don disdainfully invites a vengeful ghost to dinner, all hell breaks loose.
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Hartmut Haenchen
Directed by Mariusz Trelinski
Both operas are sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Artists and dates are subject to change.
There will be a pre-performance lecture one hour prior to each performance.