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Jul. 24 2017

09/02/17 – The Ghosts of Versailles – 1PM

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LA Opera on air

The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano
Libretto by William M. Hoffman

Sung in English. Three hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.

 

versailles_lao15Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on her final suffering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures of his beloved characters from The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. But sneaky Figaro refuses to play by the script, breaking free from the opera-within-the-opera in a surprise bid for a better life.

LA Opera proudly presents the first full-scale production in this century of John Corigliano’s grand opera buffa, one of the most acclaimed operas of our time. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versaillesturns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny.

Click here to read the program.

“Entertaining… Emotional… Mysterious… Uplifting… Over-the-Top” – Los Angeles Times
“Dazzling… A Spectral Spectacular… Bravo!” – Los Angeles Daily News

CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

* LA Opera debut artist
+ Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program member
++ Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program alumnus

Photo credits: Craig Matthew/LA Opera

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