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Los Angeles Opera "Carmen"

I had already bought my ticket when Jonna posted this for Sunday, October 6th, so this is the same performance on a Friday evening instead of Sunday afternoon, and offers an alternative date to those who can't make it on the 6th.

Carmen, written in the genre of opéra comique with musical numbers separated by dialogue, tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. The depictions of proletarian life, immorality and lawlessness, and the tragic outcome in which the main character dies on stage, broke new ground in French opera and were highly controversial.

The pre-show lecture begins at 6:30, the performance at 7:30.

For Act by Act Synopsis CLICK here.

For Tickets CLICK here.

We can plan carpooling and where to meet before the performance as the date approaches.

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  • Gui

    Fabulous evening - we enjoyed a light dinner at the Cafe Pinot, were then enlightened by Alan Chapman's Pre-show talk, and settled back to feast on the colorful sets that back-dropped four acts of a very well performed story. The voices, the music, the acting, the dances riveted our attention and delighted our senses. Just another perfect evening at the Opera . . .

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Brenda D.

    It was great from beginning to end. Superb music and vocalist!

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Brenda D.

    Hey GUI meet up at the box office sounds good... From there we can decide about eating!

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Gui

    Hi Brenda and Sarah,
    Carmen is a week away, and I'm looking forward to this performance. Is anyone interesting in carpooling? I'm leaving from Huntington Beach and want to get up there ahead of the traffic.

    The pre-show lecture is at 6:30 - the performance begins an hour later.

    How about if we meet by the will call window at the Dorothy Chandler at 5:15 and we can enjoy chatting and an early dinner/snack/drink at either the outside restaurant in the Music Center Plaza, or if the weather's nor friendly at the indoor restaurant below.

    If you have ideas - please share . . .

    September 27, 2013

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