Friday, April 26, 2013

Dulce Rosa opera in Santa Monica May 17

 The Broad Stage and L.A. Opera have joined forces to co-produce the world premiere of Dulce Rosa, a fully-staged, two-act opera by composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks, based on the Isabel Allende short story, Una Venganza (“An Act of Vengeance”). Dulce Rosa is a tale of romance and ruin, of revenge and redemption set in a South American country in the early 1950s. In the aftermath of a violent political uprising, a young woman plans her revenge against the merciless guerilla who murdered her father. Plácido Domingo, the Eli and Edythe Broad General Director of LA Opera, will conduct a production featuring the LA Opera Chorus and Orchestra. The title role will be performed by Uruguayan soprano María Antúnez. The set designer is Yael Pardess, with costumes by Durinda Wood, lighting by Anne Militello, and projection art created by Jenny Okun. This is the inaugural project of the LA Opera Off Grand series, devoted to new and eclectic operatic works presented in venues away from the company’s home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

RosaMaría Antúnez*
Tadeo CespedesAlfredo Daza
Senator OrellanoGreg Fedderly
AguilarCraig Colclough
InezPeabody Southwell*
TomasBenjamin Bliss+

* LA Opera debut artist
+ Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program member

1310 11th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
tickets: 310.434.3200
administrative offices: 310.434.3412

Broad Stage information

LA Opera information

An exhibition of Jenny Okun's artworks for Dulce Rosa at the Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica opens June 1st 2013.

Friday May 17th, Saturday May 25th, Tuesday May 28th, Monday June 3rd,
Thursday June 6th, Sunday June 9th

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