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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 58 members
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Subscribers will be seated in the best available seats for each performance, but they will not be the same seats for each show date. Tickets are not exchangeable for any other dates. Package includes the following three performances:

Le Nozze di Figaro: Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30PM

Grendel: Thursday, June 8 at 7:30PM

La Traviata: Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30PM

Le Nozze Di Figaro
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 7:30pm
“Los Angeles Opera’s new production of this 18th century buffa masterpiece is dazzling audiences.” – Los Angeles Times

Music Director Kent Nagano conducts and Ian Judge directs this beloved romantic comedy in which a masked game of hide-and-seek reveals a genuine heartfelt message of love and forgiveness. Celebrate Mozart’s 250th birthday with this acclaimed production that sumptuously evokes the age of romance that sparkles from overture through to the final curtain.

This enchanting production stars bass Ildar Abdrazakov and soprano Barbara Bonney, who make their LA Opera debuts as the wily Figaro and his captivating bride-to-be Susanna. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass David Pittsinger return as the troubled Count and Countess Almaviva. Mezzo-soprano Lucy Schaufer returns as Cherubino, joined by bass Michael Gallup as Doctor Bartolo and tenor Greg Fedderly as Don Basilio. Love and laughter rule in a delightful romantic comedy that moves and inspires.

3 hours 15 minutes
One hour prior to each performance.
Alan Chapman will lead the pre-performance lecture.

Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 7:30pm
Academy-Award wining composer Elliot Goldenthal and Tony-Award winning director Julie Taymor collaborate on Grendel, a ground-breaking operatic premiere inspired by the Beowulf legend. Over 1,000 years ago, two anonymous scribes wrote down an epic poem about a Scandinavian hero who ended the bloody reign of the monster Grendel. John Gardner’s 1971 novel approaches the classic story from the monster’s viewpoint. Estranged from nature and outcast from the world of men, Grendel is a passionate thinker trapped in the body of a beast, who struggles with his own existential conflicts and observations about humanity, and about himself.

Using projections, puppetry, masks and Goldenthal’s richly layered and highly emotional score, Taymor creates an enthralling visual landscape. In this world of kings, queens, storytellers and warriors, Taymor and her co-librettist, J.D. McClatchy, present a Grendel that is a quintessentially modern anti-hero. With language ranging from medieval to modern, Grendel serves as a gripping theatrical allegory of the human struggle.

One hour prior to each performance.
Michael Walsh will lead the pre-performance lecture.

La Traviata
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 7:30pm
“Elizabeth Futral is a commanding Violetta…Her dusky lower range reveals Violetta’s vulnerability and dark side; her shining high notes express the steely strength of this complex, remarkable woman.” – Los Angeles Times

Audience favorite Elizabeth Futral, who first conquered Los Angeles as Cleopatra in 2001’s Giulio Cesare, stars in a romantic production by Marta Domingo. The elegant tenor Joseph Calleja makes his LA Opera debut as the young lover, Alfredo, who takes Violetta away into a dream of happiness that cannot last. In one of his signature roles, Dwayne Croft returns as the father whose devotion leads to one of the most heartbreaking confrontations in all opera.

In the face of certain death, a beautiful Parisian courtesan devotes herself to decadent pleasures. But at a young man’s declaration of true love, Violetta realizes the emptiness of her frivolous existence, giving up everything to pursue a romantic reverie that leads to tragic consequences.

Verdi’s soaring arias and passionate duets make La Traviata one of the most popular of all operas.

2 hours 55 minutes
One hour prior to most performances,
Alan Chapman will lead the pre-performance lecture.

<em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz</em> An Evening in Conversation with Yanni and His Piano The Australian Pink Floyd Show