Night on Broadway: LA Opera Style

Night on Broadway 2015; Photo: Hunter Kerhart

Night on Broadway 2015; Photo: Hunter Kerhart

How much do you love Downtown LA? Well, this Saturday is your chance to experience DTLA in all its cultural glory. Don’t miss “Night On Broadway,” an evening of food, entertainment, arts and culture celebrating the 8th anniversary of Councilmember José Huizar’s “Bringing Back Broadway” initiative. This wildly popular event is free for people of all ages looking to experience the Historic Theater District in a unique and personal way, while discovering the best of what today and tomorrow’s Broadway has to offer.

This year, the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is curating the block of Broadway between 4th and 5th Streets with LA Opera as a presenting sponsor. Focusing on hyper-local talent, Art Walk presents activations from several Downtown artists, and will be hosting performances, projections and live art throughout the evening. Make sure to look for LA Opera’s booth, located directly south of 4th Street, for a sneak peek video presentation of our upcoming production of The Magic Flute.

The festival runs from 5-11pm between 3rd and Olympic and Broadway.

Super excited for The Magic Flute?

Learn more about our visionary production below and make sure to snag your tickets here before they’re all gone!

Designing The Magic Flute: Roaring Twenties Fantasy Film

The Magic Flute is a roaring-twenties set vision. It has the beauty of a classic Louise Brooks film (like Pandora’s Box), but live. Here, the production team – Suzanne Andrade, Barrie Kosky, and Paul Barritt – talk about the concept behind their vision for Mozart’s fantasy opera.

Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes of The Magic Flute

Our 2014 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute marked the first time in opera that all physical scenery was entirely replaced by video projection. A marvel of Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky’s 1927 inspiration, this Flute took us back to the roaring twenties in cinematic style. Take a sneak peek behind-the-scenes below to see how some of the tech for the show works.

Magic Flute By The Numbers

The Magic Flute will take the stage in less than a month, sharing its roaring twenties inspired magic with Los Angeles once more. It’s exciting to see the whole production come together; it’s an elaborate one, but not in the way that you might think. Instead of giant, fantastical sets, this Magic Flute showcases a slew of projected animations, designed by filmmaker Paul Barritt, and inspired by the silent-film era.

Note: Broadway will be closed to car traffic between 3rd and 9th Streets during the event. Art Walk Presenting Sponsor Joe’s Auto Parks is offering advance reservations for suggested lots near the Night on Broadway event, at 530 S Spring, 416 S Main, 433 S Main, 220 S Spring and 808 S Olive. Click here to reserve a parking spot.

For more information and to purchase tickets to our current season, click here. To find out more about our 16/17 season, check out our website.

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