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L.A. Opera Talks Begin Saturday at the Santa Monica Public Library  

By Lookout Staff

January 28,2011 -- If you love opera or just want to learn more about it, here’s your chance! L.A. Opera Talk is back at the Santa Monica Public Library for its eleventh year.

This six-part series begins this Saturday, January 29, at 3 p.m. with a presentation on lI Turco in Italia and will continue on one Saturday each month through June.

Programs later in the series include a behind-the-scenes look at the L.A. Opera as well as a live concert.

The 2011 series includes:

  • January 29 (3:00 p.m.), lI Turco in Italia
  • February 19 (1:00 p.m.), The Turn of the Screw
  • March 26 (3:00 p.m.), L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
  • April 30 (3:00 p.m.), live concert with the Domingo-Thornton Young Artists
  • May 21 (3:00 p.m.), a behind the scenes look at LA Opera
  • June 25 (3:00 p.m.) a presentation on Il Postino, an opera based on the popular 1994 Italian film about poet Pablo Neruda.

These programs are free and all ages are welcome. Space is limited and on a first come basis so plan to arrive early. The library is wheelchair accessible.

All events take place at the Main Library located at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

For more information visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at 310-458-8600.

For disability-related accommodations contact Library Administration at 310-458-8606 or email at least one week prior to the event.


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