Monday, July 24, 2006

Los Angeles Opera in Marina del Rey, Thursday 7/27, 7 pm

Free, fee (?) for parking. LINK

They promise to sing "operatic greats," which means opera's greatest hits. Probably the best choice for a short attention span audience at a free outdoor venue.

Over the next 40 days, the L.A. Opera only has one other performance scheduled. Strangely enough, it's on the same day at the same time; at the Huntington Library for $35/$45. I guess we're getting a bargain.

They recommend bringing a blanket for sitting on the lawn. I recommend bring a jacket in your car - Burton Chase Park is right on the water, and it can get cold. I attended a Shakespeare production there once, and it's very nice sitting on the grass with the sailboats and the pelicans sailing by.

You can park elsewhere in the marina, and take the Waterbus one way for only $1. Or just get there early and cruise the marina for a couple of bucks.