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Opera Talk with Dick Hutman (more…)

October 3, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Join us for Opera Talk at LBT in the 2018-19 season.

Aida (10/3/2018) – Just 4 years after Don Carlos came one of Verdi’s most popular operas. Set in ancient Egypt, Aida has a symmetrical structure. Two princesses; each the daughter of warring kings, one Ethiopian, the other Egyptian; both heirs to their respective thrones; rivals for the love of the heroic leader of the victorious Egyptian army. Love, duty, power and patriotism are tested in a time of war. Can personal desires overcome the inexorable demands of church and state? Come find out.


Next Session:

Hansel and Gretel (10/24/19) – A Fairy tale opera – one of a handful: Cinderella, The Magic Flute, Rusalka, and Hansel and Gretel come to mind. Based on tales by the Brothers Grimm, this childhood favorite was composed by Engelbert Humperdinck. He was inspired by a libretto written by his sister. A brother and sister lost in a great forest, hungry and alone, take shelter in a mysterious gingerbread house.