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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 42 members
Review from PK
Red Velvet 141 events 130 reviews

Absolutely beautiful and perfectly done in every respect! The sets were amazing, the performers were quite good, and the staging was fantastic. A gem of an opera!

reviewed Jun 19 2008 report as inappropriate
Chiedu Egbuniwe
Review from Chiedu Egbuniwe
Red Velvet 60 events 29 reviews

I feel like a pill but the singing was sub-par. Racette is characterful but her voice is expressive, not beautiful and Magda's music is all about beauty. Marcus Haddock was okay but both of them seemed too old. I don't think it would have...continued

reviewed Jun 12 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Evelyn
231 events 48 reviews

I loved the opera, music and singing. etc. The seating was great. This is the first opera I attend that the conductor is a woman. And I love it!!!!

reviewed Jun 12 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from louisecowen
29 events 23 reviews

The sets were spectacular, the voices were sublime and the performance was light yet tragic. A great opera that is not often performed. I'm so happy I was able to attend thanks to you, Gold Star!

reviewed Jun 19 2008 report as inappropriate
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Can a worldly Parisian courtesan find lasting love in the arms of a naive young man from the provinces? Our heroine Magda is living a life of luxury filled with free-flowing champagne, fizzy frivolity, and light-hearted liaisons. And her “patron” Rambaldo keeps footing the entire bill. Upon meeting the handsome young Ruggero, she realizes he’s her soul mate, and they run off to the Riviera together. But just as a swallow follows its inevitable destiny, Magda’s sordid past dictates the outcome of the illusion.

Featuring the heart-melting “Doretta’s Dream Song” (heard in the film A Room with a View), La Rondine is a little-known treasure-trove that includes some of Puccini’s most rhapsodic music. Marta Domingo directs the captivating production of this Puccini jewel.

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