SEASON 2018-2019 HERITAGE SEASON
By Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Saturday September 8, 2018
Los Angeles Public Library Central Library
630 W. 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
Verdi’s tragic romance is one of the most popular operas on the planet, for good reason.
Featuring some of the world’s most iconic theatrical moments, this bittersweet love story centers around the beautiful, pleasure-loving but frail courtesan Violetta, who unexpectedly finds true
(and ultimately tragic) love with a younger man.
This timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice features exquisite arias like
“Sempre libera” and the mournful “Addio del passato.”
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera brings it to the stage at the Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library Central Library.
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Saturday October 6, 2018 @ 8pm
Sunday October 7, 2018 @ 2pm
Goodwill Donation Greatly Appreciated
A clandestine love affair sets the stage for a battle full of fury and anguish. Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece is set during the Gallic-Roman wars, the story focuses on the awe-inspiring Druid high priestess, whose role demands a strict vow of celibacy.
But she’s violated that code by falling in love with the leader of the occupying army, and leads a double life to conceal her secret.
Don’t miss this tragic story brought to life by Bellini’s fiery score and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera at the Hollywood Lutheran Church.
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Our HS concert band's trip to your show Die Fledermaus ala Salsa (the one that you scheduled specifically for us because there was nothing else going on in Southern California on that night of our trip) is to this day still a vivid memory for the kids in the band! The boy who got up and danced the salsa with you will never live it down - even though he's a senior this year. The kids all have fond memories and thoughts about opera because they saw a great performance live and up close.
Thank you so much for your commitment to the arts!
Best Barber of Seville..... EVER!
Most beautiful Ballo in Maschera I have ever seen!
An amazing show yesterday. This company puts on dynamic, thrilling performances that are 100% accessible and engaging. Top quality talent having the time of their lives, and bringing the audience right along with them. I had no idea I loved opera so much!
Thanks, Linda Jackson, for doing all you do.
This is the best kept secret on the westside.
Every one of these performers could step onto an international stage and bring the house down!!
If you want World class opera in an intimate setting....here's the company to attend.
Experiencing Linda Jackson and Eric Castro's Aida and Amonasro at the concert was a slice of perfection. Ethereal, heart wrenching, spellbinding, riveting, inspiring... I can't even find the proper adjective to describe the effect of those two voices ascending in that room. If you missed it, you missed a wondrous performance. That is all.
Best Queen of the Night EVER!
I LOVED The Magic Flute!
I loved it so much... I saw it TWICE!!
Linda Jackson deserves a United States of America Presidential Medal of Freedom for having a multi-ethnic cast.
Need I say more?
A WORLD OF THANKS
...to dear Linda & Company for your wonderful performances at the library.
Here's to many more! Lots of love and good wishes always!
p.s. I loved Aida, Don Carlo & Idomeneo!
My friend was equally enchanted--we thought the selections were picked masterfully.
...we are looking forward to many of your future ventures.