Orphée Arts has a potion just for you
After a concert appearance last spring with the Palisades Symphony and a successful crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo, new opera company Orphée Arts has been creating some serious buzz. Now that their first fully staged production is coming to Westwood this weekend, the rest of us can see what the fuss is about, with two performances of Donizetti’s enduring comic opera, L’elisir d’amore, with orchestra and in Italian.
The show is set as a Gold Rush-era western, complete with saloon and moose head, according to the company’s entertaining Facebook page. The company’s focus is on providing opportunities for young pros in the field, and the group has strong ties to UCLA. The shows take place in the parish hall at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Westwood, which is quite close to the campus. The opera will be performed in Italian, with orchestra, and stars Nicole Renee Bouffard, Leslie Schipa, James Salazar, Carson Gilmore and Jay Stephenson.
Check them out on Facebook for more details, or get a sneak peek with a video preview from the spring concert. (Audio starts automatically)
Orphée Arts presents Donizetti’s
Saturday, November 15, 7pm
Sunday, November 16, 2:30pm
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
580 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(performance in the Parish Hall)
Tickets $15, Students/seniors $10