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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
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49 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 26 2008

A four hour evening that certainly didn't feel like it. Loved all three one-act operas. The sets were phenomenal, the singing wonderful, the orchestra fabulous. And fortunately, because the first two are tragedies, Woody Allen's take on the...continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 26 2008

The evening was spectacular!!!!!! The finest singing was, of course,
Suor Angelica - but they all were first class. It was a memorable blending
of Hollywood and Opera. Absolutely the best!!

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7 reviews
31 stars
attended Sep 11 2008

One of the best operas (really three of the best) that I've seen in LA.

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Award-winning film directors William Friedkin and Woody Allen join forces to create a new cinematic production of Puccini’s trio of one-act operas.
p. Bringing fresh insight to Puccini’s trilogy of one-act operas will be two Academy Award-winning filmmakers. William Friedkin will direct Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica and Woody Allen will make his opera debut directing Gianni Schicchi. Tony Award-winning production designer Santo Loquasto (who has worked on more than 20 Woody Allen films) will design all three operas. On the podium will be Music Director James Conlon.

Il Tabarro (“The Cloak”), the story of a passionate love triangle that leads to a tragic end, features Mark Delavan, Salvatore Licitra and Anja Kampe. Suor Angelica (“Sister Angelica”) tells the heart-rending tale of a cloistered nun with a worldly secret, and it features some of Puccini’s most meltingly beautiful melodies, including the poignant “Senza Mamma.” Sondra Radvanovsky returns to sing the title role, and mezzo Larissa Diadkova makes her Company debut. Gianni Schicchi, a romantic comedy that takes a page from Dante, features Thomas Allen in his debut in the title role along with soprano Laura Tatulescu and tenor Saimir Pirgu, who make their company debuts.