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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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13 reviews
11 stars
Pinot Grill from Patina is right across from Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, but it gets BUSY, so give yourself at least 2 hours before the show.
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14 events
7 reviews
4 stars
The weather was warm. I wore A suit - many people dressed up, but many were more casual..
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"The Birds"
43 ratings
3.8 average rating
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32 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 11 2009

Weak, weak staging of an only so-so opera. The singing & playing from the orchestra were top-notch, but why oh why would you ever revive this piece??

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 23 2009

Sadly, I found the production flat in all its elements--from costume, lighting, staging, to scene design. And the performers were simply ok. The music was uninspiring. And conceptually nothing was happening.
Hardly whimsical.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 23 2009

The community college-level production was not worthy of a main stage like the Chandler. The opera itself is not so much forgotten as minor. There is some lovely music and rich orchestration, however, and some of the voices were a joy to listen...continued

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James Conlon continues his exploration of long-forgotten masterpieces by the lost generation of composers affected by the Holocaust. Featured in this year’s Recovered Voices series will be a lush, late Romantic work reminiscent of Strauss and Wagner. Walter Braunfels freely adapted the ancient Greek comic-dramatist Aristophanes’s play The Birds to compose what he described as an “airy play of imagination…everything here is a game, a metaphor.” Soprano Désirée Rancatore, makes her Company debut in the high-flying role of the Nightingale. Winner of the 2007 Richard Tucker Award, Brandon Jovanovich makes a first LA Opera appearance in the role of Good Hope. Also starring Stacey Tappan, James Johnson, Martin Gantner and Brian Mulligan.