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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Quite a range from tux to flip flops.
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Janet Alvarez
Dress up, folks, it's *opera* (though 'dress up' not required)
info Jun 11 2010 star this tip starred
Janet Alvarez
Self parking readily available right beneath the venue at a reasonable $9
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Goldstar Member
Pack a light snack if you are attending the Ring--long intermissions.
info Jun 28 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Pre-order first break snack and forego 20 minute line.
info Jun 11 2010 star this tip starred
Be sure to arrive one hour early to hear the Conlon lecture. He is one of the best at this.
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86 ratings
4.3 average rating
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39 events
16 reviews
48 stars
attended Jun 10 2010

Please take this review with a grain of salt. This was the first time I've ever attended an opera, so I have no other experience to compare it with. I thought the music... continued

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7 reviews
31 stars
attended Jun 10 2010

The cast and orchestra are world class. But the production is old fashioned avant garde: i.e. self consciously ideosyncratic and ultimately disrespectful of both the... continued

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115 reviews
29 stars
attended Jun 16 2010

Music was glorious, singers divine, production would have been better in Las Vegas at the Cirque D'Soleil. All humanity was hidden behind the makeup, bizarre costumes... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“…one of the most glorious and moving instances of stagecraft I have ever witnessed.” —Los Angeles Times
The _London Financial Times proclaimed this production “historic” and warns “miss it at your own peril.”
“…dazzling, whimsical and affecting imagery." —_The New York Times


Das Rheingold

Greed, power struggles, the rule of law, doomed love, and the adventures of opera’s favorite dysfunctional family make the story of Wagner’s Ring as contemporary today as the day it was written. From the opening sounds of the River Rhine’s rippling waters and frolicking Rheinmaidens through the majestic “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” across an iridescent rainbow bridge, you’ll be swept away by Wagner’s magnificent music.

Die Walküre

This compelling love story between the doomed hero Siegmund and his soul mate Sieglinde features some of Wagner’s most memorable music. Highlights include Siegmund’s heroic “Spring Song” (“Wintersturme”), the love duet (“Du bist der Lenz”), the rousing “Ride of the Valkyries,” Wotan’s heart-breaking “Farewell” to his beloved daughter Brunnhilde (“Leb wohl”), and the “Magic Fire Music” finale.


The most magical installment of the Ring features the young Siegfried slaying a dragon with a supernatural sword, claiming the ring, and discovering love with the valiant warrior maiden, Brunnhilde.


The Ring’s final chapter celebrates the human spirit with unforgettable music that soars to the heights of human heroism. Wagner takes you on an incredible journey, from the opening Prologue drenched in doom to Siegfried’s Funderal March to the moving and dramatic climax of the Immolation Scene as Valhalla goes up in flames.