ABOUT OPERA AT THE BEACH
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Doors Open/ 5:30 PM
Broadcast Begins / 7:30 PM
LA Magazine and LA Opera present Opera at the Beach, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Staring Plácido Domingo, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier. The live broadcast will be captured by nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and shown simultaneously on a large LED screen on the Santa Monica Pier deck.
Audience members are strongly encouraged to reserve advance tickets to avoid long entrance lines on the night of the broadcast. Advance tickets can be reserved on this page with a handling fee of $1 per order.
Free tickets can also be obtained in person from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) without an added handling fee. Advance tickets are recommended as seating is limited, but there will be tickets available at the door with no added handling fee.
ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE:
Tips for the pier - Seating at the event is GENERAL ADMISSION. Arrive early to get the best area, and be sure to bring your own seating. The Pier will be open for the live broadcast beginning at 5:00pm for pre-performance picnicking. A bike valet is available for your convenience from 5:00 - 11:30pm. The valet is located near the volleyball courts on the south side of the Pier.
THE WINE TERRACE:
On site amenities include The Wine Terrace presented by Los Angeles Magazine. For one low price, visitors to The Wine Terrace can sample wines from various wineries including Bee Keeper Cellars, Challen Winery, Verdad, Hawk and Horse Vineyards and more. The Wine Terrace will be open from 6 - 9:00pm. Please note: The Wine Terrace will not be open for the 2nd intermission of Carmen.
Tickets are $32 each if purchased in advance and $42 at the door; must be 21 years of age with valid ID to enter.
The dazzling Ana María Martínez returns to Los Angeles as opera’s most seductive temptress. Nobody—not even a lover—can tame Carmen, who bursts into life on the stage with an intoxicating whirl of thrilling choreography, vivid orchestrations and heart-stopping drama. Bizet’s unforgettable score is an endless parade of one great melody after the other, from the languid allure of Carmen’s sensual songs to the macho boasts of the dashing bullfighter.
ANA MARIA MARTINEZ
This Grammy Award® winner is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. With a repertoire that encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings.
WHAT TO BRING
- Bring your own seating: blankets, low lawn seats, and cushions.
- Prepared food picnics are encouraged, although food will be available for purchase.
- Warm clothing and solid footwear as the surface of the Pier can be unstable.
- We also suggest you bring CASH for parking, The Wine Terrace, and food vendors.
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME
- Grilling or cooking is prohibited.
- Avoid large coolers (handheld coolers are OK, but subject to search).
- No canopies or tents or sun umbrellas.
- Guests may not bring alcoholic beverages onto the Pier (though you may purchase tickets at The Wine Terrace).
- Sorry, no pets.
- Smoking is not permitted on the Pier.