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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nightmare Fuel: LA Opera's Cinderella

This Italian version of Cinderella paints a picture most foul and weird as Hell. Not in English, but with subtitles projected it feels more and more like a waking nightmare with the more I read and hear about it. Set and costumes more outlandish than one might think from the Disney Classic. It looks to be something to give you an uneasy rest, but might entertain during the waking hours.

March 28- April 13 Random days

"In her impoverished stepfather's castle, a kindhearted girl dreams of escaping the tyranny of her vain stepsisters. When the prince announces that he will choose his bride at a glamorous ball, she seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny.

Rossini's warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story is a delightfully romantic comedy, brought to life by the dazzling vocal fireworks of an exciting young cast and a production new to Los Angeles! Conducted by James Conlon."