We travel to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, home of the LA Opera for these fine operas this month.
7/7 Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (in Russsian) Young and impassioned, Tatiana (soprano Oksana Dyka) hastily writes a love letter to the brooding aristocrat Onegin (baritone Dalibor Jenis). She unwittingly sets off an unstoppable series of events, leaving Onegin forever regretting the love he so casually spurned.ï»¿
7/14 Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (in Italian) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartâ€™s delightfully comic battle of the sexes comes to life with ravishingly beautiful music and sparkling wit. The cast includes soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and bass-baritone Ildebrando Dâ€™Arcangelo.ï»¿
7/21 Gounod: Romeo et Juliette (in Italian) Soprano Nino Machaidze and tenor Vittorio Grigolo star as the worldâ€™s most famous lovers. ï»¿
7/28 Verdi: Simon Bocanegra (in Italian) PlÃ¡cido Domingo sings the title role of Giuseppe Verdiâ€™s Simon Boccanegra, a grand-scale study of power and treachery that finds an emotional center in the tender bond between father and daughter. ï»¿