Franz Schreker's The Stigmatized (Die Gezeichneten) from LA Opera
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The last date listed for The Stigmatized (Die Gezeichneten) was Saturday April 24, 2010 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $66.00 - $211.00
- Our Price:
- $53.00 - $127.00
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
Reviews & Ratings
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The music of this opera is quite dissonant a la Schoenberg. It took time to get used to it. The story is intense and rather dark as far as human behavior is concerned. But I I found it intriguing. The sets and lighting are spectacular. And the acting and singing of the leads Anja Kampe and Robert Brubaker were strong and delightful. Paula Correia
Quotes & Highlights
“…vacillates between melodies of Mediterranean grace and textures of otherworldly complexity…One scene melts into another with cinematic ease.” —The New Yorker
“affecting and sympathetic” —The New York Times (on Robert Brubaker in the role of Alviano in the Salzburg Festival performance of Die Gezeichneten)
An unlikely love triangle plays out amidst a group of decadent nobles, who are marked by lust, branded by depravity and stigmatized for their own unspeakable acts. The mystery of the paradise garden island, with its secret love grotto, climaxes in a shocking revelation. This voluptuously evocative work springs to vivid life under the baton of James Conlon and stage direction of the internationally celebrated Ian Judge. Anja Kampe, (Fidelio, Il Tabarro and Die Walküre) takes the part of the work’s main love interest, Carlotta. Robert Brubaker makes his LA Opera debut as the tortured Alviano. Returning LA Opera favorites are James Johnson (The Dwarf and The Birds), and Martin Gantner (Tannhäuser).
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