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9929 Star Starred
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 127 members
Review from Peter S
Red Velvet 161 events 99 reviews

An excellent production of an unusual opera. Great sets and cast, excellent orchestra. Very long. I left at the three-hour mark -- the second intermission.

reviewed Nov 30 2006 report as inappropriate
Review from Jake
Red Velvet 805 events 64 reviews

A must-see opera event of the season!
Run to get the tickets and experience an incredible cast of world-class singers!
Thanks, GOLDSTAR, for another blockbuster hit!

reviewed Nov 25 2006 report as inappropriate
Review from Jake Paris
Red Velvet 162 events 20 reviews

We're going back to see it again, maybe going back twice. One of the great masterpieces of Western Civilization with a dazzling cast, even down to the smallest parts, and a brilliant conductor.

reviewed Nov 25 2006 report as inappropriate
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It’s hard to believe this timeless work with such enchanting love songs, heart-rending laments, and lilting dances dates back nearly a half-millennium. Composed by Claudio Monteverdi – who could justifiably be called the godfather of opera – The Coronation of   Poppea sounds as fresh and accessible to today’s audiences as when it was penned in 1642.

Director Pierre Audi’s celebrated production is conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.

Featuring:**

Susan Graham: Making her long- awaited LA Opera stage debut, Susan Graham “blazes and smolders thrillingly” as the scheming Poppea. “Vocally and visually appealing.” -Financial Times (London)

Frederica von Stade: This great singing actress will turn up the dramatic intensity as the wronged and regal Empress. Von Stade is “the incarnation of radiant grace.” -Corrierre della Sera (Milan)

David Daniels: ’Today’s hottest countertenor" is certain to be compelling as Poppea’s jealous jilted lover. “Virile bravura technique.” -The Sunday Times (London)

Kurt Streit: As the eccentric Emperor Nero, this devastatingly handsome tenor “radiates power, brilliance, grandeur.” – Kronenzeitung (Vienna)

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