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Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on her final suffering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures of his beloved characters from The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. But sneaky Figaro refuses to play by the script, breaking free from the opera-within-the-opera in a surprise bid for a better life.
LA Opera proudly presents the first full-scale production in this century of John Corigliano’s grand opera buffa, one of the most acclaimed operas of our time. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny.
Get the full story by joining other opera-goers at our complimentary pre-opera talks in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. You will have the opportunity to listen to LA Opera's acclaimed Music Director Maestro James Conlon present an entertaining and informative talk on the opera you are about to see. Generously sponsored by The Flora L. Thornton Foundation and The Opera League of Los Angeles, the talks are free of charge to those attending the performance. Talks are scheduled one hour prior to every performance. Reservations are not required. If you are unable to make it to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in time to attend a pre-performance talk, you can also listen to the program from your phone.* Each talk is accessible via the following phone number and code: Phone number: 1.626.677.3000Access code: 314902#
LA OPERA AND KCRW PRESENT OPERA NIGHTSJoin KCRW DJs for a series of post-performance events. Curated by KCRW's Aaron Byrd with guest artists, experience a live set of curious mash-ups of opera and modern music and other performance surprises while you sip cocktails and enjoy great conversation in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall. Each night features other musical and performance surprises as well as a full bar and breathtaking nighttime DTLA views. Full bar remains open until midnight.
ARIA is LA Opera's group for young professionals with an interest in opera. An exciting mix of people—some very familiar with opera and others just getting their feet wet—ARIA is a great way to introduce yourself to the magnificent world of opera and make friends with fellow arts enthusiasts. Through elegant, fun ARIA Nights at the Opera, you'll first experience a world-class performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Join us for cocktails at intermission in our ARIA reception located on the Loge level. Immediately following the evening’s performance, join us for an exclusive After-Party with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at one of Downtown LA’s best restaurants, plus exciting raffle prizes. Often the artists you will have just seen on stage will make their way to the post-opera festivities.
Hispanics for LA Opera (HLAO) helps to promote the appreciation of opera in the Hispanic community of Los Angeles. HLAO is also an important supporter and partner of our Education and Community Engagement initiatives.
Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures up wacky schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers.
A topnotch cast sails through the score’s bel canto glories, thrilling the audience as characters that are just as vivid today as when they first took the stage. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit glints through every scene of this delicious comedy, one of the most playful and popular in the entire operatic repertoire.
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