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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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13 reviews
11 stars
Pinot Grill from Patina is right across from Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, but it gets BUSY, so give yourself at least 2 hours before the show.
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4 stars
The weather was warm. I wore A suit - many people dressed up, but many were more casual..
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4.9 average rating
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2008

The seats were third row, just left of center. These were easily the best seats I have ever gotten, ever.

The show was spectacular. Great costumes, set design and the singing transported us. I really can't say enough good things about this...continued

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61 reviews
69 stars
attended Dec 09 2008

It was a glorious day! Our seats were great and Carmen had us entranced from the beginning. Bizet never fails with this opera, but everything was perfect. It is an opera filled with famous arias, but the sets, costumes, and dancers all added to...continued

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16 reviews
30 stars
attended Dec 09 2008

Awesome! It was my first time seeing Carmen, and I wasn't disappointed! Although I didn't have another production of Carmen to compare it to, I've seen several other operas and dozens of Broadway musicals, so I know a thing or two about musical...continued

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Bizet’s sizzling opera springs to vivid life in this production that originated at Madrid’s Teatro Real. French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, Spoleto Festival USA’s Music Director for Opera and Orchestra, returns to lead a magnificent production originally created by Emilio Sagi for the Teatro Real.

Spanish mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera makes her Company debut as Carmen, a signature role she has sung recently at Covent Garden and at The Met. Tenor German Villar takes the part of the obsessive and self-destructive Don José. Sabina Cvilak makes her Company debut as Micaëla. Acclaimed bass Raymond Aceto takes the role of Escamillo.