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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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take the red line to the civic center station, exit toward the dorothy chandler/disney hall. it's a quick walk and saves you from dealing with the hassle of driving to downtown LA and parking!!
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The weather was Warm evening. I wore Dress pants and dressy top.
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437 stars
attended Dec 09 2004

Great performance--I just don't warm up to this particular opera.

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A woman of legendary beauty. An unforgettable voice. One of opera’s most beloved sopranos, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, makes a long-awaited appearance in a role that could have been written for her. For 20 years, Vanessa has hidden her heartbreak from the world. But Vanessa embraces life again when a desperately awaited opportunity—in a wholly unexpected form— finally arrives. Sumptuous vocalism and breathtaking orchestrations celebrate love’s victory against despair.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, making her first operatic appearance with the Company, is our perfect Vanessa. Mezzo-soprano Lucy Schaufer debuts as Vanessa’s niece Erika, who succumbs too easily to the charms of a handsome visitor from the past. Our unparalleled cast also includes tenor John Matz and baritone David Evitts. Mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, who triumphed as Erika at the opera’s 1958 world premiere, returns in the chilling role of the Old Baroness. A striking John Cox production is conducted by Simone Young.


In English with English Supertitles


2 hours 40 minutes


One hour prior to each performance, led by Michael Hackett.