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LA Opera - The Light in the Piazza

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Closed October 20, 2019

Floating about the stage in a perfumed cloud, Fleming upholds her goddess stature as an opera diva while portraying Margaret as a maternal lioness who can still command a room with her elegance and fire.

Los Angeles Times

Why See LA Opera - The Light in the Piazza?

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A ravishing musical romance

The magnificent Renee Fleming will lead this lush revival of Adam Guttel and Craig Lucas' glorious six-time Tony-Winner when it sweeps the West Coast this fall, courtesy of the LA Opera. Directed by Daniel Evans, The Light in the Piazza is an engaging and invigorating evocation of young love in 1950s Florence in the vein of classic American musicals. But under the surface of beauty and romance, there are long-held secrets waiting to unravel, threatening to shatter the lives of central character Margaret and her beloved daughter Clara.

Premiering on Broadway in 2005, The Light in the Piazza blends elements of opera and musical theatre, weaving them through an intriguing story that, despite the period setting, is refreshingly contemporary. 

A welcome return for 'People's Diva' Fleming to the LA Opera, where she was last seen in 2014's A Streetcar Named Desire, don't miss the US Premiere of this spectacular new production.

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Opening night: 12 October 2019

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes (includes a 20 minute intermission).

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Rene Fleming by David Shankbone Used under Creative Commons License

Cast and Creative


Renee Fleming as Margaret Johnson
Dove Cameron as Clara Johnson
Brian Stokes Mitchell as Signor Naccarelli
Rob Houchen as Fabrizio Naccarelli
Maria McLaughlin as Signora Naccarelli
Liam Tamne as Guiseppe Naccarelli
Celinde Schoenmaker as Franca Naccarelli
Malcolm Sinclair as Roy Johnson
Matthew Woodyatt as the Priest


Based on the Novella by Elizabeth Spencer
Written by Adam Guttel and Craig Lucas
Directed by Daniel Evans
Conducted by Kimberly Grigsby

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DAZZLING Sparkling confusing

Renee Fleming and Dove Cameron star in this jovial yet twisty musical

Starring four-time Grammy award winner and Tony nominee Renee Fleming alongside screen star Dove Cameron, Light in the Piazza begins as a jovial musical but quickly transpires into a dark and more sinister story.

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