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A Culture Monster event with Placido Domingo and Gustavo Dudamel

September 23, 2010 |  9:00 am

Plácido Domingo and Gustavo Dudamel spend much of their time traveling the globe as the world’s best-known opera star and young conductor.

For one evening in Los Angeles, the men, in their first-ever joint appearance, will sit down for a conversation hosted by Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed. The public is invited to this free event, and Culture Monster readers will have the first opportunity to reserve seats.

Domingo and Dudamel spend a significant part of their professional lives in Los Angeles, and over the next month both are performing at the Music Center. Domingo, the general director of Los Angeles Opera, is singing in “Il Postino” and conducting “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dudamel, the music director of the LA Phil, is opening his second season with the orchestra in eight October concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall and returns for more in the winter and spring.

We will have them together for a Los Angeles Times Roundtable at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. The evening is in partnership with the Music Center, the LA Phil and the LA Opera. Tickets are free, but you must RSVP. Click here for more information and to reserve your seats.

Culture Monster will be videotaping the conversation and replaying the highlights. We welcome questions from our readers, so please add yours to the comments section below or on the Culture Monster Facebook page.  Swed will select some to ask during the roundtable.

-- Sherry Stern