Tickets On Sale For New Opera Season

Single tickets went on sale today for the LA Opera’s ‘08/’09 season. Saith the opera in a release:

Single tickets for LA Opera’s highly anticipated 2008/09 season are now on sale to the public online at and will also be available for purchase beginning Sunday, July 20, from 10am to 6pm in person at LA Opera’s Box Office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and by phone at 213-972-8001. Regular Box Office hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. All performances take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012.

LA Opera’s season, featuring nine operas and a total of 67 performances, opens on Saturday, September 6, 2008, and will continue through Sunday, June 21, 2009. The season opens with a new production of Giacomo Puccini’s trilogy of one-act operas Il Trittico, conducted by Music Director James Conlon with directing duties shared by William Friedkin (Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica) and Woody Allen (Gianni Schicchi, in his operatic debut) and featuring a world-class cast that includes Mark Delavan, Salvatore Licitra, Anja Kampe, Sondra Radvanovsky, Larissa Diadkova and Thomas Allen. The opening weekend continues with the U.S. premiere of Howard Shore’s The Fly on Sunday, September 7, with a libretto by David Henry Hwang. The Fly will be conducted by Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo and directed by David Cronenberg. The season also includes new productions of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, the first two installments of the Company’s new Ring cycle, as well as a new production of Walter Braunfels’ rarely performed The Birds and popular revivals of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Verdi’s La Traviata.

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