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Designing The Marriage of Figaro: A Talk with Jean Nouvel and Azzedine Alaia
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4PM
at Walt Disney Concert Hall
part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.
WHAT: Three of the greatest operas ever created were collaborations between librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Così fan tutte. Over three years, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under Gustavo Dudamel, is presenting the miraculous trilogy on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall, with costumes by the world’s leading fashion designers and sets created by three of the most influential architects of our time: Frank Gehry (Giovanni), Jean Nouvel (Figaro), and Zaha Hadid (Così).
In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time Presents, the LA Phil will host a discussion with architect Jean Nouvel and designer Azzedine Alaïa, who created the sets and costumes for this year’s production of The Marriage of Figaro. Taking place on the Figaro set at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and moderated by LA Phil President & CEO Deborah Borda, this talk explores the set’s relationship to the Hall and the unique nature of this collaborative, interdisciplinary series.
This event is open to the public; tickets are $3, and on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.laphil.com/PSTP or call 323-850-2000.
For bios, photos and to purchase tickets for The Marriage of Figaro, please visit LAPhil.com.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
TICKETS: This event is open to the public; tickets are $3, and on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.laphil.com/PSTP or call 323-850-2000.
Designing The Marriage of Figaro is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. This collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together seventeen local cultural institutions from April through July for a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway network, revealing the city’s development and ongoing impact in new ways.
Major support for Designing The Marriage of Figaro: A Talk with Jean Nouvel and Azzedine Alaïa has been provided by the Getty Foundation.