Los Angeles Opera Presents Recovered Voices (The Dwarf/The Broken Jug)
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The last date listed for Recovered Voices (The Dwarf/The Broken Jug) was Sunday February 17, 2008 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $66.00 - $177.00
- Our Price:
- $53.00 - $106.00
Sex and sin have taken over the city of Alexandria, now ruled over by the lusty courtesan Thaïs, who spends her days pursuing sensual delights. Renowned tenor Plácido Domingo plays a pious monk determined to save the courtesan's soul and bring the city back to God. But as the sinner becomes a saint, the holy man falls victim to his own passion for Thaïs. This thrilling production from the Finnish National Opera has taken European opera houses by storm and now brings its intoxicating melodies and exotic colors to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, thanks to LA Opera. Performed in French with projected English translations, Thaïs will seduce you with its glittering costumes and sets and the passionate soprano of the incomparable Nino Machaidze, as Thaïs. Learn More
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Alexander Zemlinsky based The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) on Oscar Wilde’s one-act tragedy “The Birthday of the Infanta.” Viktor Ullmann’s The Broken Jug (Der zerbrochene Krug) is taken from a comedy by the Romantic German poet Heinrich von Kleist. Vivid imagery, supercharged emotions, and rich late-Romantic orchestral textures characterize these operas. There are beguiling echoes of Mahler, Strauss and Wagner, but the overall effect is one of exciting musical discovery.
Conducted by Music Director James Conlon
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Recovered Voices is a company premiere. The Broken Jug is also a U.S. premiere.
Sung in German with English supertitles.
There will be a pre-performance lecture one hour prior to each performance. Music Director James Conlon will be interviewed by Michael Hackett.