If you love opera, then do not miss the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera’s production of Mozart’s musical comedy opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” playing Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Palisades Lutheran Church, 15905 Sunset Blvd. (parking entry off El Medio). This will be the second and final weekend.
I attended the afternoon performance last Saturday, and was astonished by the excellence of the voices. Where and how L.A. Met co-founders Ella Lee and Palisadian Linda Jackson recruit and find such a talented cast is amazing. And not only do they sing well, but their acting is also good. This is a fully-costumed performance with supertitles above the stage.
The cast includes Jackson as Countess Almaviva (April 14), Alex Britton as Figaro and Palisadian Kent Vitale as Antonio.
The excellent four-piece orchestra is conducted by Abraham Fabella, who does a beautiful job with all the performers.
My friends thought this intimate setting was the perfect way to enjoy an opera. Not only do you avoid having to drive downtown, the tickets are a very modest $25 if ordered by phone ($35 at the door). Contact: (310) 570-6448.
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