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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from StoutCortez
34 events 5 reviews

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??

reviewed Apr 11 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from lucy
39 events 6 reviews

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.

reviewed Apr 23 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from donb
17 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 23 2009 report as inappropriate
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