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9942 Star Starred
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 56 members
Review from Bernadette G.
146 events 65 reviews

Everything was wonderful! To begin with, the stage settings for each opera were magnificent and that was only the beginning. I love Puccini and welcomed the opportunity to see this seldom produced three opera production. It was one of my most...continued

reviewed Sep 11 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Philip M.
65 events 49 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from doglady
21 events 11 reviews

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!!

reviewed Sep 26 2008 report as inappropriate
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Description

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.

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