Kiri Te Kanawa in Vanessa with the L.A. Opera
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The last date listed for Vanessa was Saturday December 18, 2004 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
- Full Price:
- $46 - $125
- Our Price:
- $37 - $125
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A woman of legendary beauty. An unforgettable voice. One of opera’s most beloved sopranos, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, makes a long-awaited appearance in a role that could have been written for her. For 20 years, Vanessa has hidden her heartbreak from the world. But Vanessa embraces life again when a desperately awaited opportunity—in a wholly unexpected form— finally arrives. Sumptuous vocalism and breathtaking orchestrations celebrate love’s victory against despair.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, making her first operatic appearance with the Company, is our perfect Vanessa. Mezzo-soprano Lucy Schaufer debuts as Vanessa’s niece Erika, who succumbs too easily to the charms of a handsome visitor from the past. Our unparalleled cast also includes tenor John Matz and baritone David Evitts. Mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, who triumphed as Erika at the opera’s 1958 world premiere, returns in the chilling role of the Old Baroness. A striking John Cox production is conducted by Simone Young.
In English with English Supertitles
2 hours 40 minutes
One hour prior to each performance, led by Michael Hackett.