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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

LA Opera Announces 2013-14 Season

No Wagner, but they do have Britten and Verdi; also, a second chance to see Einstein on the Beach:
  • Carmen
  • Falstaff
  • Magic Flute
  • Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Thais
  • Billy Budd
  • Einstein on the Beach (!!!!)
  • Jonah and the Whate (new piece "inspired by" Britten's Noye's Fludde)
  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky in concert
  • Audra McDonald in concert
Well, I've never Thais. Maybe something interesting will be on at LAPO or LACMA or LBO when it's playing.

10 comments:

Henry Holland said...

Wow, I'm actually going to go to some operas in Los Angeles in 2013/14!

The Billy Budd cast looks good and it's a great production; I love Thais and will grab the chance to see it in the theater and I can't pass up the chance to experience Einstein live. I hope they have a "you can get up, get a beer and come back" policy in place for it.

Thanks for the heads up.

Henry Holland said...

Hahaha, maybe if I clicked through to the proper page....yes, Einstein is done without the traditional intermissions, come and go quietly.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Haha, yeah. I think I might suggest two short breaks, because I missed one of the scenes almost entirely and somewhat regret it.

CruzSF said...

This is the fourth time I'm trying to send a message. Testing.

CruzSF said...

Ok. So I'm surprised that both of you are excited to see Thais. When I saw it as a Met HD several years ago, I had trouble staying awake after the first act. The very end, I liked, too. But e rest was pretty without much interest, IMO. What's the appeal of this opera to you two?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Mostly that I've never seen it. I've never heard the whole opera, either.

CruzSF said...

Ok. That makes sense. I'm a sucker for operas I've never seen (see my interest in The Passenger at HGO, and the upcoming Dolores Claiborne here).

Lisa Hirsch said...

Exactly. I have a little list.

CruzSF said...

Enviable list! (Great idea, though. It's time for me to start mine. Thanks.)

Lisa Hirsch said...

Patrick Vaz's is even better (Reverberate Hills). I think his is public....