Dove Cameron joins cast of The Light in the Piazza at LA Opera
Disney star will appear as Clara Johnson opposite Renée Fleming
(Los Angeles) March 20, 2019 — Musical theater star and film/TV actress Dove Cameron will make her LA Opera debut in The Light in the Piazza, running from October 12 through 20, 2019, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
She will play the leading role of Clara Johnson, a young woman with a long-hidden secret that threatens her hopes of finding true love during a summer vacation through Italy. Opera superstar Renée Fleming will portray her mother, Margaret Johnson. Ms. Cameron and Ms. Fleming will appear together for the first time in The Light in the Piazza this June at London's Royal Festival Hall, produced by John Berry and Anthony Lilley for Scenario Two Ltd and directed by Daniel Evans. The production will then travel to Los Angeles, opening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on October 12.
About Dove Cameron
Dove Cameron most recently starred as Cher in the Off-Broadway production of Clueless: The Musical and in Netflix’s Dumplin’ with Jennifer Aniston. Next, she reprises her role as Mal in Disney’s live-action film Descendants 3, set for release this summer. The film follows the teenage children of classic Disney villains. Dove originated the role of Mal, Maleficent’s daughter, in 2015’s Descendants. The 2017 sequel Descendants 2 drew the biggest cable numbers since the original and was the most-watched telecast among kid cable TV networks in total viewers (8.6 million).
Later this year, she lends her voice to Sony’s animated feature Angry Birds 2, set for release in September 9. Dove also currently voices Spider-Gwen in the animated film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, which premiered simultaneously on Disney Channel and Disney XD. She returned as Spider-Gwen in Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts.
She is perhaps best known for playing the dual role as both title characters in Disney’s Liv and Maddie for four seasons, for which she took home a 2018 Daytime Emmy.
She has appeared in Marvel’s Agents of Shield on ABC, on NBC’s Hairspray Live!, as Amber von Tussle, and in the film Barely Lethal. Learn more at DoveCameron.com.
About The Light in the Piazza
In the summer of 1953, American tourists Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the wonder and awe of Florence. A fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hand of a local dreamer...and it's love at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long.
With a book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, the enchanting Broadway musical won six Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations.
Tickets and Information
Tickets for The Light in the Piazza are currently only available to LA Opera subscribers purchasing season tickets. Season tickets can be purchased at LAOpera.org or by phone at 213.972.3631. Single tickets will become available for sale to the general public on June 20.
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