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Los Angeles Opera - Turandot at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles Opera - Turandot

As savage as she is beautiful, Princess Turandot has concocted a series of nefarious tasks to put off potential suitors. If you lose, you die at the hands of the executioner, if you win? Well, no one ever has. That is until the besotted Prince Calaf accepts the challenge. With a little savagery of his own, he throws himself into the tasks, growing ever closer to the hard-hearted Princess. This stunning production with a design from David Hockney marks the triumphant return of Puccini's fantasy to the LA Opera for the first time in two decades!

Los Angeles Opera - Highway 1 USA at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles Opera - Highway 1 USA

As part of its Recovered Voices project, Los Angeles Opera presents two stunning yet overlooked one-act operas as part of its 2023/24 season. Starting with William Grant Still's stunning Jim Crow era set highway 1, USA. Composed in the 40s but only receiving its premiere in 1963, it details the struggles of an ordinary couple seeking a better life. Set to a jazz-infused score, it showcases Still's talents, cementing his name as ' The Dean of Africa-American Composers'.

Los Angeles Opera - La Traviata at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles Opera - La Traviata

One of the very best in the repertoire, Verdi's La Traviata is a sweeping love story set against the backdrop of decadent Paris high society where the celebrated courtesan Violetta eschews her wealthy suitors for the simple life with poor Alfredo. In this sumptuous production courtesy of the San Francisco Opera, our heroine is portrayed by Rachel Willis-Sorenson, opposite Liparit Avetisyan as her besotted suitor.

The Ten Tenors at Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Ten Tenors

The Ten Tenors have captivated audiences around the world with the groups trademark, 'Opera without the Boring Bits.' The talented Ozzie ensemble boast a massive fanbase, from Japan to South America. thanks to their rigorous touring that's put them in front of over 90 million fans! Expect some of their own music as well as covers of classic hits like 'Love Is In The Air' and 'Dancing Queen'.

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