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).
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $65.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $32.00 - $52.00
Now in its 60th year, the pioneering Paul Taylor Dance Company stages several of its acclaimed pieces at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dubbed the "naughty boy" of dance by Martha Graham, Taylor's not only one of the greatest modern choreographers of the 20th century, he's also one of the 21st century's most daring innovators, still creating well into his 80s. His 16-member company embodies his continuing genius and nurtures new talent -- Tony winners Twyla Tharp and David Parsons are among its many distinguished alumni. Expect a wonderful show of kinetic movement, enthralling storytelling and surprising humor from one of the true legends of the form. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Annette MannRed Velvet
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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
- For more on this production of <em>La Boheme,</em> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.losangelesopera.com/productions/0708/laboheme/index.htm">click here</a>.
- For more on this production of <em>Don Giovanni,</em> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.losangelesopera.com/productions/0708/dongiovanni/index.htm">click here</a>.
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.