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Los Angeles Opera

Timed to coincide with LA Opera’s production of Verdi’s classic Rigoletto, this concert program focuses on the emergence of Verdi, Italy’s quintessential composer, out of the bel canto greats that preceded him. Over the course of his long career, Verdi extended the musical palette of Italian bel canto into uncharted territory – but this was a slow evolution that first required a mastery of the techniques pioneered by Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini.

In this concert, LA Opera’s Young Artists, alongside Rigoletto conductor and LA Opera Artist-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin, will explore the fascinating twists and turns of the Verdian idiom, starting with highlights by the trio of bel canto masters listed above, and continuing through the final triumph of Verdi’s only mature comedy, Falstaff.

Earlier Event: May 6
Neal Stulberg and Douglas Masek
Later Event: May 20
Crossroads Chamber Orchestra