Simon boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra Reviews

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

"Simon Boccanegra"
165 ratings
4.8 average rating
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64 events
45 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 15 2012

Even Verdi can write a clunker. It's like trying to rewrite a bad musical that just never comes together. Plot made even less sense than Il Travatore and it certainly needed the Marx Bros. to liven up the broken up plot. Seats were too far back...continued

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762 events
380 reviews
84 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

The music of this opera was exquisite. It was a major treat to hear Placido Domingo sing. I adored all the other voices as well. The costumes were beautiful. However the stage set was unfortunate. The severe, checkered floor pattern, extended...continued

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Efren Matos Red Velvet
561 events
318 reviews
590 stars
attended Mar 01 2012

It was GLORIOUS. Enjoy!

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70 events
44 reviews
18 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Just a wonderful opera. Placido Domingo was magnificent and each of the other actors were superb! I would definitely recommend you going to see this. Worth every bit the cost of the tickets. We had center orchestra seats that were excellent....continued

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44 events
15 reviews
27 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

My first Simon Boccanegra, but a long time opera buff. Placido was in amazing voice and I have heard him many times. The cast was terrific, particularly the soprano Ana Martinez and baritone Vitalij Kowaljow, both new to me ,but world class...continued

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55 events
13 reviews
49 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Awesome! Placedo Domingo and the whole entire cast were magnificent! Don't miss this opportunity to see this legendary opera singer!

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116 events
11 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Everything about this opera was great! The music, the production, the cast, Placido Domingo is unbelievable even at his age!

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35 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 01 2012

I feel fortunate to hear P. Domingo sing and the other two leads were unbelievable. The blending of voices was a true treat. Fortunate me to be there.

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21 events
1 review
14 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

great performance, great seats Loved It

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21 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 15 2012

It was fantastic to hear Placido Domingo perform live. The performances on TV or DVD do not do justice. The other performers were fantastic as well, especially Ana Maria Martinez.

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671 events
435 reviews
-53 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Verdi proves he can create a story that feels very Shakespearean without relying on Shakespeare! Domingo of course is the main attraction.

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hopieopie
141 events
93 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 01 2012

Great performances! Great story! Great seats!

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138 events
56 reviews
18 stars
attended Feb 15 2012

LA Opera's magical presentation of Verdi's opera is not to be missed as it is not often performed. The score is wonderful, and the orchestra played brilliantly under the direction of James Conlon. The entire cast including the Chorus sang...continued

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163 events
52 reviews
9 stars
36 events
32 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 15 2012

Not a fan of opera, we attended merely to hear Placido Domingo. Unfortunately our seats were in the next to last row, thus we could not see or tell who was singing. Also, a woman two rows in front of us chose to sit forward in her seat throughout,...continued

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patricia pvediva
29 events
22 reviews
28 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Don't miss this wonderful event. First don't miss James Colon who
explains what is going on , on stage. Very important to know.

If you miss M. Colon. The singing from the first act is moving and so
superb.

The cast got 5 or 6 curtain...continued

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54 events
22 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 15 2012

What a wonderful night at the opera! The whole cast was superb. The whole production was designed as though you were looking at a painting with the lighting just so and the costumes in very specific colors.

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45 events
21 reviews
14 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Half price Domingo. What else could you want?

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61 events
19 reviews
19 stars
38 events
18 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Rather long for a work night.
The lady that plays Amelia and the plays Adorno sing well.
In general I like it and recommend for others to see.

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