LA Opera Opening Night
Saturday, September 12th at 6 p.m. - LIVE on Classical KUSC
Live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Classical KUSC brings you the opening night of LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season, a double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci.
Plácido Domingo will make his role debut in the title role of Gianni Schicchi, which returns in Woody Allen's riotous staging of Giacomo Puccini's comic masterpiece. Grant Gershon conducts a cast that also includes tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Rinuccio and Andriana Chuchman as Lauretta. After the intermission, Mr. Domingo will move to the orchestra pit to conduct Ruggero Leoncavallo's dramatic Pagliacci. The grandly scaled production, created by director-designer Franco Zeffirelli, features a cast led by soprano Ana María Martínez, tenor Marco Berti and baritone George Gagnidze.
The broadcast will be hosted by KUSC’s Duff Murphy and Alan Chapman and begins at 6 p.m., September 12th on Classical KUSC and online at kusc.org.