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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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The weather was cool. I wore casual dressy but some were in fur and bling.
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There are a couple of venues at the Music Center, so it might get a little confusing if you've never been. There are people around to ask to make sure you're headed in the right direction. The elevators inside the opera house are slow. We sat pretty high up in the balcony. The view was still good, considering.
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69 reviews
31 stars
attended Dec 13 2006

GREAT, super, marvelous....
Delightful intro to opera
Staging and costumes, creative, amazing....
and EVERY performer was a star.....
Thank you Gold Star, Please do pass on our
enthusastic comments....

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62 reviews
302 stars
attended Nov 25 2006

A must-see opera event of the season!
Run to get the tickets and experience an incredible cast of world-class singers!
Thanks, GOLDSTAR, for another blockbuster hit!

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20 reviews
37 stars
attended Nov 25 2006

We're going back to see it again, maybe going back twice. One of the great masterpieces of Western Civilization with a dazzling cast, even down to the smallest parts, and a brilliant conductor.

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Description

It’s hard to believe this timeless work with such enchanting love songs, heart-rending laments, and lilting dances dates back nearly a half-millennium. Composed by Claudio Monteverdi – who could justifiably be called the godfather of opera – The Coronation of   Poppea sounds as fresh and accessible to today’s audiences as when it was penned in 1642.

Director Pierre Audi’s celebrated production is conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.

Featuring:**

Susan Graham: Making her long- awaited LA Opera stage debut, Susan Graham “blazes and smolders thrillingly” as the scheming Poppea. “Vocally and visually appealing.” -Financial Times (London)

Frederica von Stade: This great singing actress will turn up the dramatic intensity as the wronged and regal Empress. Von Stade is “the incarnation of radiant grace.” -Corrierre della Sera (Milan)

David Daniels: ’Today’s hottest countertenor" is certain to be compelling as Poppea’s jealous jilted lover. “Virile bravura technique.” -The Sunday Times (London)

Kurt Streit: As the eccentric Emperor Nero, this devastatingly handsome tenor “radiates power, brilliance, grandeur.” – Kronenzeitung (Vienna)