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Columbia SoCal goes to the OPERA!

LA TRAVIATA JUNE 6, 2009, Saturday Night, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in LA

La Traviata at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

THE OPERADon't miss another WONDERFUL reunion of Columbia's opera buffs!   Whether you're an old pro or a curious and slightly nervous beginner, this Giuseppe Verdi spectacular fills the bill.  This heart-rending story of a Parisian courtesan with a sordid past and no future features some of the composer's most ravishing and popular music. 

Two gifted artists share the role of Violetta Valery.  Making her Company debut will be the rising young Russian soprano Marina Poplavskaya, acclaimed by London's Evening Standard for "her mesmerizing dramatic intensity and vocal power."

Returning will be Elizabeth Futral, who The New York Times lauded for her "florid coloratura roulades and embelishments that seem natural elaborations of long melodic lines."  Massimo Giordano and Aleksei Doigov play Violetta's love interest, Alfredo Germont.  Andrzej Dobber and Stephen Powell share the role of Giorgio Germont.  Grant Gersham makes his podium debut, and Marta Domingo directs the lavish period staging of Verdi's best-loved opera.

FOUNDER'S INTERMISSIONA special feature this year includes the opportunity to spend an intermission in the Founder's Room located on the Founder's Circle.  for an additional $15, you will have access to this classically beautiful restaurant and bar where light refreshments, wine, coffee, tea, etc. will be served.  We thank one of our members, Anne Russell Sullivan, who is a member of the Founder’s Circle, for her generous support in sponsoring us.

SEMINAR PREVIEW On Sunday morning, 10AM, May 24th at a private home in Beverly Hills you are invited to hear an illustrated program on La Traviata, arranged by Anne Russell, with guest presenter Massimo Giordano, the very tenor singing Alfredo!  There is no charge, but you are asked to bring pastries for eight.  The hostess provides coffee, tea and water.  The Opera League of LA often arranges these seminars which are exceedingly popular, quite informal, and fun.

When you arrange for tickets, let us know of your interest, and we will mail directions to the seminar as well as the tickets.

Saturday, June 6th at 7:30 PM 

$98.00                     Orchestra Ring 
$82.00                     Front Balcony 
$15.00                     Founders Circle Access (optional) during intermission


DON'T DELAY ORDERING as seating is limited to the first 30 ticket requests.
The box office will not accept any returns so ALL SALES ARE FINAL


Please order online.  Call Joan Wilson, Chair of this event, if you have questions: Home phone: 323-256-8899; Office: 323-731-2383

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