Opera League of Los Angeles Event Calendar


Debauchery in Grand Opera

Event Start Date: 2/28/2021 1:30 PM

Event End Date: 2/28/2021 3:00 PM

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Although illicit love affairs, political intrigues, jealousy, vengeance and attempted (or fulfilled) rapes and murders have been the mainstay of so many operatic plots, contemporary critics often deride opera as a rather staid form of entertainment when compared to today's television or film fare. To lay bare the fallacy of this notion, consider another common operatic theme: debauchery.

Using video excerpts from several of the most well-known operas in the repertoire, we will expose how even in this "highest of all art forms," the base nature of mankind can run rampant and be as entertaining and provocative as anything coming out of Hollywood today.

NOTE: This Gathering will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Registration is not required.


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Launch Zoom and attend this fabulous talk on Sunday, February 28, 2021 @ 1:30pm PT.