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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Unless you give yourself enough time, it is not worth it to eat at the main Patina group restaurant. One does not want to have to wait for a table or cram in at the bar and then rush. Not at those prices where you can't experience the taste. They may as well put a Denny's there.
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The weather was I don't remember!. I wore Slacks, dressier shoes, dress shirt and probably a vest. No tie. .
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62 reviews
273 stars
attended Jan 25 2006

Wow! Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime meeting of stage magic, top-notch vocal artistry and the greatest opera score of the last century! Thank you, Goldstar Events, for an unforgettable night on the town.

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39 stars
attended Feb 08 2006

Terrific performance and great seats at 1/2 price--who could ask for more!?!

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16 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 08 2006

FANTASTIC! Our 1st opera & our seats were perfect for us to view the translation screen. Goldstar came thru for us once again.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Patricia Racette delivered a stunning star performance in… Madama Butterfly… a riveting portrait of Puccini’s heroine…” —Opera News


When LA Opera first unveiled Robert Wilson’s striking production of Madama Butterfly, the stunning performances thrilled audiences and became the most talked about artistic event in town – for a memorable theatrical experience. Puccini’s captivating and tragic masterpiece of love and betrayal finds new life and new meaning in broad, bold strokes.

The powerful and dramatic soprano Patricia Racette, in her company debut, brings her unique vocal color to Cio-Cio-San – the trusting, young Japanese bride who commits herself to a man unworthy of her loyalty. Tenor Marcus Haddock is the American officer who recklessly breaks the heart of his young Japanese bride. Baritone Vladimir Chernov is the sympathetic consul whose early warnings of caution remain fatefully unheeded.

The work of Robert Wilson, which was first seen at LA Opera with the American premiere of this current production of Madama Butterfly, is being celebrated with three major productions at the Music Center of Los Angeles this season. Last month, his Parsifal opened at LA Opera and next spring the Center Theatre Group will present Mr. Wilson’s production of The Black Rider at the Ahmanson. Robert Wilson’s opera Einstein on the Beach (1976), written with composer Philip Glass, altered conventional perceptions of opera as an art form. In previous seasons his productions include the epic the CIVIL warS, performed on three continents from 1983-1985, Salome at La Scala, The Magic Flute and Madama Butterfly in Paris and Lohengrin at the Metropolitan Opera. For Zurich Opera, he staged Wagner’s Ring Cycle, which he stages this season in Paris. Recent and upcoming theater work includes Les Fables at the Comédie Française, I La Galigo at the Singapore Festival, The Magic Flute and Pelléas et Mélisande in Paris and The Black Rider in London and LA. For more information, visit

Giacomo Puccini first came into contact with the story of Madama Butterfly at a performance of David Belasco’s play Madame Butterfly in 1900. He immediately recognized the musical possibilities of the plot and of the juxtaposition of American and Japanese culture. Puccini’s opera premiered at La Scala in Milan on February 17, 1904. LA Opera presented the North American premiere of this current production on February 12, 2004 – five days prior to the 100th Anniversary of the world premiere of Madama Butterfly.