LA Opera is pleased to inaugurate a new biannual series of free live video broadcasts sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The inaugural presentation, Verdi’s La Traviata, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier. The live broadcast will be captured by nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and shown simultaneously on a large LED screen on the Santa Monica Pier deck.
Audience members are strongly encouraged to reserve advance tickets to avoid long entrance lines on the night of the broadcast. Advance tickets can be reserved on this page with a handling fee of $1 per order.
Free tickets can also be obtained in person from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012). While advance tickets are highly recommended, any leftover tickets will be available to walk-ups at no charge at the Santa Monica Pier on the evening of the broadcast.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
In the giddy, glitzy world of the Roaring Twenties, a naive young man falls head over heels for a glamorous party girl. Together they trade the fast life for an idyllic love nest far from the city…until an unexpected visitor threatens to tear them apart.
One of opera’s greatest romances, La Traviata returns in Marta Domingo’s dazzlingly updated Art Deco-inspired production. Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera’s favorite leading ladies, returns as Violetta, with Arturo Chacón-Cruz as her handsome Alfredo. The incomparable Plácido Domingo returns in one of his newest signature roles, as a father determined to do the right thing.
Learn more about the production
Seating at the event is GENERAL ADMISSION. Arrive early to get the best area, and be sure to bring your own seating.
The pier will be open for the live broadcast beginning at 5:30pm for pre-performance picnicking.
A bike valet is available for your convenience from 5:30 - 11:30pm. The valet is located near the volleyball courts on the south side of the pier.
A beer and wine garden on the pier deck is provided by Rusty's Surf Ranch. Rusty's will also be open at their restaurant location for food and drink service.
click here for a listing of restaurants on the pier
Join the pre-performance lecture by phone! LA Opera Music Director and conductor of La Traviata, Maestro James Conlon will speak live in an entertaining and informative talk about the opera you're about to see.
A live stream video will appear here at 6:30pm or call in and listen by phone: 1.626.677.3000 Access code: 314902#