The world premiere of Dulce Rosa, a fully-staged, two-act opera by composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks, conducted by renowned Spanish conductor Placido Domingo, will be performed at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. beginning Friday, May 17 and continuing through June 9.
Based on the Isabel Allende short story, Una Venganza (An Act of Vengeance), Dulce Rosa is a tale of romance and ruin, of revenge and redemption set in a South American country in the early 1950s. In the aftermath of a violent political uprising, a young woman plans her revenge against the merciless guerilla who murdered her father.
Domingo, the Eli and Edythe Broad general director of LA Opera, will conduct a production featuring the L.A. Opera Chorus and Orchestra. The title role will be performed by Uruguayan soprano María Antúnez.
The cast also includes Alfredo Daza, Greg Fedderly, Craig Colclough, Peabody Southwell and Benjamin Bliss.
The set designer is Yael Pardess, with costumes by Durinda Wood, lighting by Anne Militello, and projection art created by Jenny Okun.
This is the inaugural project of the L.A. Opera Off Grand series, devoted to new and eclectic operatic works presented in venues away from the company’s home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
The Broad Stage is at 1310 11th St., Santa Monica.
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