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9812 Star Starred
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 89 members
Review from Janet Nelson-Alvarez

Please take this review with a grain of salt. This was the first time I've ever attended an opera, so I have no other experience to compare it with. I thought the music and singing were wonderful, but I have to say that I felt that Freyer's...continued

reviewed Jun 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard Lavin

The cast and orchestra are world class. But the production is old fashioned avant garde: i.e. self consciously ideosyncratic and ultimately disrespectful of both the piece and the players. With dim light behind a thick scrim, heavy make-up, and...continued

reviewed Jun 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Rodney Lackey

Music was glorious, singers divine, production would have been better in Las Vegas at the Cirque D'Soleil. All humanity was hidden behind the makeup, bizarre costumes and masks. When I saw this in Seattle, I was at tears at the end. This...continued

reviewed Jun 16 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“…one of the most glorious and moving instances of stagecraft I have ever witnessed.” —Los Angeles Times
The _London Financial Times proclaimed this production “historic” and warns “miss it at your own peril.”
“…dazzling, whimsical and affecting imagery." —_The New York Times


Das Rheingold
Greed, power struggles, the rule of law, doomed love, and the adventures of opera’s favorite dysfunctional family make the story of Wagner’s Ring as contemporary today as the day it was written. From the opening sounds of the River Rhine’s rippling waters and frolicking Rheinmaidens through the majestic “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” across an iridescent rainbow bridge, you’ll be swept away by Wagner’s magnificent music.

Die Walküre

This compelling love story between the doomed hero Siegmund and his soul mate Sieglinde features some of Wagner’s most memorable music. Highlights include Siegmund’s heroic “Spring Song” (“Wintersturme”), the love duet (“Du bist der Lenz”), the rousing “Ride of the Valkyries,” Wotan’s heart-breaking “Farewell” to his beloved daughter Brunnhilde (“Leb wohl”), and the “Magic Fire Music” finale.


The most magical installment of the Ring features the young Siegfried slaying a dragon with a supernatural sword, claiming the ring, and discovering love with the valiant warrior maiden, Brunnhilde.


The Ring’s final chapter celebrates the human spirit with unforgettable music that soars to the heights of human heroism. Wagner takes you on an incredible journey, from the opening Prologue drenched in doom to Siegfried’s Funderal March to the moving and dramatic climax of the Immolation Scene as Valhalla goes up in flames.

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