Plácido Domingo and James Conlon will appear at the Santa Monica Pier via the LA Opera’s simulcast performance of Don Carlo. Part of the Opera At The Beach series sponsored by Los Angeles County and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the season opener of Verdi’s masterpiece will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Pier, Saturday, September 22, 2018.
A tale of morality and mortality, Don Carlo speaks of a broken-hearted Don Carlo. He lost his fiance to his father, who is the King of Spain. In retaliation, Don Carlo realigns himself against the Spanish Inquisition knowing full well his vow to fight for liberty might ultimately cost his life. The libretto is filled with rich orchestrations, thundering choruses and an endless flow of rapturous melodies.
In four acts we learn of the counter culture Don Carlo lives in against his father. By the end of the fourth act, the tension is so strong and melodies so rapturous the grandeur of this oper a has become legendary.
Don Carlo is portrayed by superstar Ramón Vargas and Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, is portrayed by the legendary Plácido Domingo. The Opera is conducted by James Conlon.
This event is free and open ot the public. It is requested to RSVP. Doors open at 4:00pm. The live simulcast begins at 6:00pm. Bring your own seating: blankets, low lawn seats and cushions. It is suggested to wear warm clothing and solid footwear as the surface of the Pier can be uneven. Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Wine may be purchased at The Wine Terrace. No pets are allowed. Smoking is not be permitted.
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018.
Time: arrive at 4:00 pm starts at 6:00 pm
Location: Santa Monica Pier