LA Opera Presents AIDA at the Santa Monica Pier

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On June 4th The Santa Monica Pier is hosting the LA Opera on the Big Screen. Gather your blankets and lawn chairs, pack your picnic and come experience the music and drama of Aida under the stars. This event is free to attend.

ABOUT AIDA

One of opera’s grandest and greatest works, Verdi’s Aida is an immortal opera of love, war, and betrayal, featuring gorgeous hieroglyphics by the iconic graffiti artist RETNA. Latonia Moore stars as Aida, an Ethiopian princess torn between her people and her love for the enemy general. Jealousy, betrayal, and two warring kingdoms clash in one of the world’s most beloved operas. The epic drama returns to the LA Opera stage (for the first time in 16 years) in a sensational production also starring Russell Thomas and conducted by the company’s music director, James Conlon. Expect to be further blown away by a huge chorus and orchestra, a ballet, and beautiful music that’s both intimate and heroic in this grandest of grand operas. Visit the Aida page to learn more about this production including a synopsis, full list of cast and creative team.

WHAT:
Live LA Opera at the Santa Monica Pier

WHEN:
Saturday, June 4
Gates Open 5:30pm | Broadcast Begins 7:30pm

WHERE:
Santa Monica Pier

EVENT DETAILS

LA Opera’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida will be transmitted live in high-definition video from nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to large LED screens at Santa Monica Pier and two additional locations; Newhall Park in Santa Clarita and Pomona Fairplex.

Seating is general admission. Bring your own seating and arrive early to secure the best viewing areas, doors will open at 5:30 pm.

Featured image courtesy of laopera.org.

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