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In "League" with the Broad

Broad Stage Opera Stars

By Gary Murphy

This spring, several of the opera world’s top stars will perform at the intimate Broad Stage in Santa Monica. And you’re invited!

Yes, you, dear Opera League member, are invited to attend the spring 2017 Celebrity Opera Series, and with a special 20% discount offer to boot.

These elegant evenings will include a complimentary pre-performance reception as well as dessert during intermission. Sweet!

So who’s all going to show up to sing?

German soprano Diana Damrau, “the leading coloratura in the world,” (New York Sun) will perform an evening of bel canto arias and duets with French bass-baritone Nicolas Testé on Sunday, March 12 at 6:00 pm.

American tenor Michael Fabiano makes a rare appearance in Southern California on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 pm. He is the first-ever winner of both Richard Tucker Award and the Beverly Sills Artist Award in the same year (2014) and is widely considered one of the greatest young tenors in opera today.

Vittorio Grigòlo, who co-stars this spring with Ms. Damrau in LA Opera’s The Tales of Hoffman, returns to the Broad for a singular concert with special guest TBD on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm.

Joseph Calleja, the Grammy-nominated Maltese tenor with “one of the loveliest voices in opera right now” (New York Times), makes his Broad debut with a tribute to the legendary Mario Lanza, an American tenor, actor and a 1950’s Hollywood film star, on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 pm.

All concerts will be performed with orchestra.

When purchasing tickets, please use this special Opera League code: OPERALEAGUE. Tickets are on sale now at the Broad's site or by calling 310.434.3200.

The Celebrity Opera Series at the Broad Stage is made possible by generous support from The Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation. The Foundation continues to make contributions to strengthen the concert series at the Broad and enrich the cultural life of Los Angeles.

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