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A Night at the Opera presents opera-related items from the Library of Congress Music Division, including manuscript and printed scores, librettos, photographs, and set designs dating from the late-eighteenth century through the beginning of the twentieth century. The exhibit also commemorates the bicentennials of opera composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, both born in 1813.
“It’s the end of an era,” cries the London Daily Telegraph, but Barry Humphries and his most famous creation Dame Edna Everage aren’t going out with a whimper. They’re going out with a rapid-fire explosion of convulsive laughter and cheers.
You dare not miss the spectacular side-splitting historic finale of Barry Humphries and global gigastar, Dame Edna Everage celebrating a 50-year career of sold-out venues, command performances for the Royal Family, television specials and around-the-world tours.
“Tragic” was the label Mahler once used for his Six Symphony, arguably his darkest. “Not one of his works came as directly from his inmost heart as this,” his wife, Alma, wrote. Powerful and monumental, this is orchestral music at its most gripping and dramatic.
Come for: Dudamel and the LA Phil journey through the unique musical universe of Mahler’s Sixth, a piece they will then take on tour.
How do you value a life? An American classic, Arthur Miller’s The Price, with Kate Burton and Alan Mandell, explores this timeless question.
“One of the most important cinematic essayists of his time.” –Artforum
One of America’s foremost practitioners of the essay film returns to REDCAT with a major new work inspired by the writings
of Gilles Deleuze on cinema. Andersen’s The Thoughts That Once We Had (2014, 108 min.) is a richly layered journey through cinematic history, masterfully edited as it playfully moves across decades and genres, and suffused at every turn by the renowned filmmaker and critic’s lifelong passion for the movies. Andersen’s newly remastered Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) is a modern classic, ranked among
the 50 greatest documentaries of all time in Sight & Sound magazine’s critics poll. His other works include The Tony Longo Trilogy (2014),Reconversão (2012), Get Out of The Car (2010), Red Hollywood (1996) andEadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1974).
In person: Thom Andersen
Founded in 1959, the American Youth Symphony (AYS) has attained a reputation as one of the nation’s most prestigious artistic institutions for talented young musicians and one of Southern California's most honored cultural treasures.
Come for: AYS Music Director, Alexander Treger, one of the LA Phil's former concertmasters.
Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures up wacky schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers.
A topnotch cast sails through the score’s bel canto glories, thrilling the audience as characters that are just as vivid today as when they first took the stage. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit glints through every scene of this delicious comedy, one of the most playful and popular in the entire operatic repertoire.
Shawn Kirchner | Songs of Ascent WORLD PREMIERE
Nack-Kum Paik | WORLD PREMIERE with the Los Angeles Chamber Choir
Two epic pilgrimages to opposite ends of the earth set the stage for brand new works, including LAMC’s next installment of LA is the World. Shawn Kirchner, LAMC’s Swan Family Composer in Residence, creates his grandest composition to date with Songs of Ascent, a lyrical seven-movement work for voices and strings set to psalms that were sung by pilgrims on their journey to Jerusalem. We then travel farther east for distinguished Korean composer Nack-Kum Paik, who will create a new work for double choir in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chamber Choir.
Dudamel teams with a remarkable violinist for Anahit, Scelsi’s visionary 1965 “concerto,” replete with esoteric sonic explorations and harmonic richness, and shaded with microtones.
Dudamel and the Phil bring a program steeped in nostalgia even as it gazes into the future. City Noir and the "New World" Symphony – indelibly American in outlook and inspiration.
Come for: Two expressions of American experiences, including Dudamel’s fresh approach to the beloved “New World” Symphony.
And more: John Adams has a long and productive history with the orchestra, going back to 1981, and one of Gustavo Dudamel’s first acts was to name Adams to the new position of Creative Chair. City Noir is the final panel in a triptych of orchestral works that “have as their theme the California experience, its landscape, and its culture,” Adams says. Dudamel and the LA Phil gave City Noir its premiere on Opening Night in 2009.
Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons, trumpeter Hugh Masekela and singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, come together to honor 20 years of democracy in South Africa. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the acclaimed all-male chorus, celebrates over 50 years of joyous and uplifting music combining intricate rhythms and harmonies of South Africa with the sounds and sentiments of gospel.
A true poet of the keyboard, America pianist Murray Perahia makes a welcome return for a recital of intense music making. Counting keyboard legends Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Vladimir Horowitz among his mentors, Perahia has won three Grammys and was voted into the inaugural Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2012 after winning eight Gramophone Awards in previous years.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.
This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists!
Be transported back to your childhood, as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.