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LA Opera Presents EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH, Placido Domingo CD Signing, & Returns to the City of Hope

EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH HEADS TO
LA OPERA OCTOBER 11

Universally hailed as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century, Robert Wilson and Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach makes its highly anticipated Los Angeles premiere onFriday, October 11. It's a piece that breaks all of the conventional rules of opera. Instead of a traditional orchestral arrangement, Glass chose to compose the work for the synthesizers, woodwinds and voices of the Philip Glass Ensemble. With no "true" story line, Einstein uses a series of powerful recurring images along with abstract dance sequences by choreographer Lucinda Childs. Although it is structured in four interconnected acts and divided by a series of short scenes or "knee plays," there are no traditional intermissions. Instead, the audience is invited to wander in and out at liberty during the performance.

Einstein just completed a highly successful Australian run at the Arts Centre Melbourne and in addition to sold out houses, it also garnered critical acclaim in the Melbourne press including the Herald Sun and The Australian.

Learn more about this groundbreaking production in our incredible behind the scenes video and this insightful 1984 documentary, Einstein on the Beach - The Changing Image of Opera. Don't miss the last North American performances of this historic production that will mark the last time Glass, Wilson and Childs collaborate on this piece. A limited number of good seats are still available.

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EXCLUSIVE PLÁCIDO DOMINGO PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK & CD SIGNING OCT 1

If you are planning to attend tonight's performance of Carmen, come early and join us for an exclusive evening with LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo. Mr. Domingo joins Classical KUSC's Alan Chapman for an entertaining and informative pre-performance discussion about Carmen prior to conducting the evening's performance. This highly-anticipated talk begins at6:30pm in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and is free of charge. A full house is expected and seating is limited. Please plan to arrive early for the best seat selection.

The excitement continues immediately following Tuesday's performance, during a special CD signing with Plácido Domingo. Copies of Mr. Domingo's new CD, Domingo Verdi, will be available for purchase in the Opera League Boutique.

Both of these very special events are open to October 1 Carmenticket holders only.

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LA OPERA AND CITY OF HOPE PRESENTSONGS THROUGH THE CENTENNIAL

Join us Thursday, October 3 at noon for a concert celebrating the centennial of City of Hope. From the Merry Widow to Mary Poppins, LA Opera artists will perform a song for each decade of City of Hope's history. Presented in the Cooper Auditorium, the concert will be broadcast throughout City of Hope allowing all the patients to enjoy the celebration.

With generous support from underwriters Scott Lord and Susan Disney Lord, LA Opera is delighted to continue the City of Hope concert series for the fifth year.

The concert is free and open to the public. City of Hope is located at 1500 E Duarte Rd Duarte, CA 91010.

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A CRITICAL MASS OF EINSTEINS HIT THE SREETS OF LOS ANGELES

Be on the lookout for a critical mass of Einsteins roaming the streets of Los Angeles on their way to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

After washing up on the beach in Santa Monica (all the way from Melbourne) they've been on a whirlwind tour of Southern California. If you see them, take a photo using the hashtag #EOTB2013 and you'll be entered into a drawing for a pair ofEinstein on the Beach tickets!

Look for them on Sunday, October 6 when they visit Silver lake and CicLAvia or Thursday, October 10 at the Downtown LA Artwalk. Good luck!

BRITTEN 100/LA: THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES

OCTOBER 2013 EVENTS

October 2, 12:10pm
Glendale Noon Concerts presents the Kewa Ensemble performing the String Quartet No. 2 (Op. 36, 1945). This concert is free and open to the public.

Venue: First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise Street, Glendale CA 91206
Information: www.GlendaleNoonConcerts.blogspot.com or 818.242.2113

October 5, 8:00pm
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra concert featuring Simple Symphony (Op. 4, 1934) conducted by Enrique Arturo Diemecke, along with works by Bach and Wagner.

Venue: Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach CA 90802)
Information: www.LBSO.org or 562.436.3203

October 6, 2:00pm
All-Britten concert event includes Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello performed by David Garrett; Folk Songs, Cabaret Songs and other vocal works (Cara Kovalczyk, soprano; Cynthia Crass, alto; Andrew Carter, tenor; Scott Lehmkuhl, bass); and Rejoice in the Lamb featuring those soloists and Ae Kyong Kim (organ), with the First United Methodist Church Pasadena Choir conducted by Stephen Gothold (director of music ministries). This performance will also feature the Pasadena Civic Ballet, choreographed and directed by Diane Browne. This event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken to defray expenses.

Venue: First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena CA 91101
Information: www.FUMCPasadena.org or 626.796.0157

October 11, 8:00pm
Music at Saint Matthew's presents a concert conducted by music director Thomas Neenan, featuring tenor Jonathan Mack and the Chamber Orchestra in Nocturne (Op. 60, 1958), along with music by Mendelssohn and Dwayne S. Milburn.

Venue: Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church (1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades CA 90272)
Information: musicguildonline.org/program or 310.573.7422

October 13, 3:00pm
Cellist Mischa Maisky performs the Britten Cello Sonata (Op. 65, 1961), along with Russian romances and works by Beethoven.

Venue: Valley Performing Arts Center (18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge CA 91330)
Information: www.ValleyPerformingArtsCenter.org or818.677.3076

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GET SOCIAL WITH LA OPERA!

Are you ready for your close-up? Be sure to walk the LA Opera Red Carpet for your papparazzi moment before every performance!

Pose for a photo in front of the LA Opera backdrop and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all three)! Use the hashtag #LAOpera and/or #LAOCarmen so we can find you, and we'll share, re-post, and re-tweet the best photos!

The LA Opera Red Carpet is located in front of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on the Hope Street side of the plaza

GIVE THE GIFT OF OPERA TO FUTURE GENERATIONS

Make a gift to future generations by including LA Opera in your estate plan. For more information, contact Howard Moss at213.972.3141 or hmoss@laopera.com

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