LA Opera Talks at Crowell Public Library
Sunday, September 11th Verdi's Macbeth Sunday, October 9th Philip Glass's Akhnaten
Sunday September 11th at 2:00 p.m. learn all about the LA Opera production of Macbeth, featuring Giuseppe Verdi's music, and of course, Shakespeare's story: how can one go wrong with this dark political parable? A victorious general returns home from battle and encounters a coven of witches who predict his future — he will become king of Scotland. Blinded by ambition, and spurred on by his power-hungry wife, Macbeth commits multiple murders to attain and keep the throne. Verdi's score elevates the tragedy and horror through electrifying vocal lines and propulsive energy.
With a powerful, mesmerizing score by Philip Glass, Akhnaten depicts the ancient Egyptian pharaohwithdriving rhythms and exquisite choral harmonies. Akhnaten ascends to the throne along with his bride Nefertiti. He has a vision for his people, a vision that abandons the worship of many gods for just one: the Sun God who reigns supreme. Akhnaten's bold attempt to alter the course of history with a single revolutionary idea ultimately leads to his violent overthrow.
Explore the world of opera through LA Opera's education programs. Opera has something for everyone. Come early as seats are limited, but open to all opera aficionados and first timers.
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