Lucia is trapped in an impossible situation. Her abusive brother hates the man she loves. Worse, he’s forcing her to marry someone else in a last-ditch effort to shore up the family’s failing finances. Her only way out seems to be murder…Donizetti’s gorgeously moody score masterfully conveys Lucia’s isolation and instability as she slips into a terrifying world of madness. Two extraordinary sopranoswho launched their careers at LA Operawill take on the iconic title role: Amanda Woodbury, who’s now a star at the Metropolitan Opera, and Liv Redpath, who’ll sing Lucia at the Deutsche Oper Berlin this year. Tenor Arturo Chacn-Cruz returns as Lucia’s beloved Edgardo, with Alexander Birch Elliott as Enrico and bass Eric Owens as Raimondo.Lina Gonzlez-Granados leads the proceedings in her first outing as the company’s new Resident Conductor. Director Simon Stone creates a powerful new production that moves the story to a present-day world of desperation and decline.Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
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Achinta S. McDaniel, the talented Artistic Director/Choreographer for Blue13 Dance Company, offers this addictive playlist featuring some of the best in Bollywood music.
Experience the joy of the holidays with a variety of events at the South Coast Botanic Garden. There will be new seasonal plantings from the moment you walk through the Garden’s gates and can’t-miss photo opportunities, including our twist on iconic pine trees. Shop for the holidays, or for yourself, at our kiosk in Palm Circle, which will have a whole new look and merchandise for the season. Merry + Bright will be sprinkled through all of the Garden’s offerings…
Aquarium Holidays features festive décor, shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, and appearances by Santa Diver. Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium for its animals, including the sea lions and fish. On weekends December 3 through 18 the Aquarium will have photo opportunities with Santa. Also during Aquarium Holidays, the Aquarium will host a Kwanzaa celebration and Hanukkah storytelling.
Around 900 years ago, a Maya scribe made the Códice Maya de México, a sacred book that tracked and predicted movements of the planet Venus. Today it is the oldest book of the Americas, one of only four surviving Maya manuscripts that predate the arrival of Europeans. A remarkable testament to the complexity of Indigenous astronomy, the Codice on display in the US for the first time in 50 years.
Situated amid the Downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers, the rink will be open for ice skating daily, including holidays. There will also be a variety of free activities, including live concerts, youth programs, and special events.