Venue Details

9915 Star Starred
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 48 members
Review from Michael M. Landman-Karny
Red Velvet 198 events 35 reviews

There is only one reason to see a production of this 2nd rate opera- Wagnerian super-soprano Anja Kampe. While well played and otherise well cast, this opera sounds like a 2nd rate film score.

reviewed Apr 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Paula Correia
55 events 15 reviews

The music of this opera is quite dissonant a la Schoenberg. It took time to get used to it. The story is intense and rather dark as far as human behavior is concerned. But I I found it intriguing. The sets and lighting are spectacular. And the...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from tom@hensleyfarms.com
Red Velvet 29 events 11 reviews

Great voices, great orchestra, gorgeous music. Real, big-time opera, the kind that reminds me why we put up with living in the city.

reviewed Apr 24 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“…vacillates between melodies of Mediterranean grace and textures of otherworldly complexity…One scene melts into another with cinematic ease.” —The New Yorker
“affecting and sympathetic” —The New York Times (on Robert Brubaker in the role of Alviano in the Salzburg Festival performance of Die Gezeichneten)

Description

An unlikely love triangle plays out amidst a group of decadent nobles, who are marked by lust, branded by depravity and stigmatized for their own unspeakable acts. The mystery of the paradise garden island, with its secret love grotto, climaxes in a shocking revelation.   This voluptuously evocative work springs to vivid life under the baton of James Conlon and stage direction of the internationally celebrated Ian Judge. Anja Kampe, (Fidelio, Il Tabarro and Die Walküre) takes the part of the work’s main love interest, Carlotta. Robert Brubaker makes his LA Opera debut as the tortured Alviano. Returning LA Opera favorites are James Johnson (The Dwarf and The Birds), and Martin Gantner (Tannhäuser).

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