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Sunday, February 1

LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE: BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION

LA PHIL

151 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012

7:00pm

Bach’s magnificent St. Matthew Passion is inarguably one of the greatest works of music ever composed – a towering masterpiece representing the ultimate expression of redemption and transcendence. Reprising our celebrated collaborations with Musica Angelica from previous seasons, we welcome back this critically-acclaimed baroque orchestra and the LA Children’s Chorus for two historically informed performances of Bach’s masterpiece, sung with all the vigor and passion you’d expect from the best musicians at the top of their craft.

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Monday, February 2

The Figaro Trilogy: The Ghosts of Versailles

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:30pm

Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on her final suffering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures of his beloved characters from The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. But sneaky Figaro refuses to play by the script, breaking free from the opera-within-the-opera in a surprise bid for a better life.

LA Opera proudly presents the first full-scale production in this century of John Corigliano’s grand opera buffa, one of the most acclaimed operas of our time. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny.

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Tuesday, February 3

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