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An open house at Los Angeles Opera

November 6, 2011 |  7:21 pm


More than 6,000 visitors turned out Saturday for a Los Angeles Opera open house at the Music Center, taking part in activities that included listening to the company's general director, Placido Domingo, getting a closer look at opera sets and props, and dressing up for a repast at a pretend Café Momus from "La Boheme."

Domingo performed with Jdanai Brugger, a young soprano from the Domingo-Thornton Young Artists program, with James Conlon conducting the LA Opera orchestra in a program of selections from "The Marriage of Figaro," "Cosi fan Tutte," "Madama Butterfly" and "Romeo et Juliette." Younger opera fans nestled on floor cushions in the Eva and Mark Stern Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the children’s opera "The Prospector."

The open house was part of the company's celebration of its 25th anniversary. For more photos, click here.

— Kelly Scott

Above: Eleanor McInnes, 4, and mother Kristin Peace, 39, don hats and other accessories at a photo booth at the LA Opera's open house Saturday. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times.