La Rondine: Los Angeles Opera Presents Puccini's Tragic Love Story
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Throughout the years, few operas have been as popular with young and old alike as The Magic Flute. Mozart's opera receives an inventive new production by the LA Opera, under the baton of conductor James Conlon. It's the U.S. premiere of a wildly imaginative staging that originated at the Komische Oper Berlin, created by director Barrie Kosky in combination with the British theater group 1927. This Magic Flute is inspired by silent films and Weimar cabaret, and features an astounding blend of film animation, brilliant live singing and playing, and some of the most inventive bits of stage wizardry the opera world has ever seen. Learn More
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<p>Can a worldly Parisian courtesan find lasting love in the arms of a naive young man from the provinces? Our heroine Magda is living a life of luxury filled with free-flowing champagne, fizzy frivolity, and light-hearted liaisons. And her "patron" Rambaldo keeps footing the entire bill. Upon meeting the handsome young Ruggero, she realizes he's her soul mate, and they run off to the Riviera together. But just as a swallow follows its inevitable destiny, Magda's sordid past dictates the outcome of the illusion.</p> <p>Featuring the heart-melting "Doretta's Dream Song" (heard in the film A Room with a View), La Rondine is a little-known treasure-trove that includes some of Puccini's most rhapsodic music. Marta Domingo directs the captivating production of this Puccini jewel.</p>