Los Angeles Opera Presents Recovered Voices (The Dwarf/The Broken Jug)
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The last date listed for Recovered Voices (The Dwarf/The Broken Jug) was Sunday February 17, 2008 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
- Full Price:
- $34 - $125
- Our Price:
- $20 - $75
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Featured review from nikRed Velvet
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Both one act operas, the Broken Jug and The Dwarf, were well costumed, beautifully sung, orchestrally sound. We enjoyed the set designs for both short operas. This is my first time seeing these pieces and I can't say enough positive about the performance. Unlike most operas these two pieces have much to say about life, censorship, freedom, vanity, and our humanity or lack thereof. See these if possible
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THE BROKEN JUG came first. It was slight and amusing on the surface, but there was much more meaning in it. The silhouettes behind the scrim during the overture pantomined the events of the story and were hilarious and effective.
THE DWARF was...continued
Alexander Zemlinsky based The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) on Oscar Wilde’s one-act tragedy “The Birthday of the Infanta.” Viktor Ullmann’s The Broken Jug (Der zerbrochene Krug) is taken from a comedy by the Romantic German poet Heinrich von Kleist. Vivid imagery, supercharged emotions, and rich late-Romantic orchestral textures characterize these operas. There are beguiling echoes of Mahler, Strauss and Wagner, but the overall effect is one of exciting musical discovery.
Conducted by Music Director James Conlon
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Recovered Voices is a company premiere. The Broken Jug is also a U.S. premiere.
Sung in German with English supertitles.
There will be a pre-performance lecture one hour prior to each performance. Music Director James Conlon will be interviewed by Michael Hackett.