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Porsche Davis DTLA | Lincoln Heights, Play, Theatre | Culture

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Now through Dec 16, 2019, the LA Opera presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute. This popular Opera is one of the most innovative Operas that have come to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion yet.

The LA Opera’s rendition of Mozart’s The Magic Flute is brilliant and cutting edge. Hand drawn animation fills the backdrop as the narrative is being told in a nature that resembles a silent movie. The characters themselves are dressed in threads from the 20’s, faces painted in white to blend right into this animated set.

Expect the unexpected with the LA Opera’s rendition of Mozart’ s the Magic Flute. You might find yourself chuckling or even gasping with other patrons who share your sentiment on the layers of creativity used to tell this story in true Mozart style: Witty, humorous and undeniably genius.

IF ever there is a time to bring your kids to the Opera it is NOW. So what if your teenager might whine and complain just as much as your toddler, the experience will be unforgettable. The live orchestral music, the captivating animation, the playfulness in the characters are all reasons that make The Magic Flute an attention grabbing show for even the novice.

IN addition to this, the Music Center Plaza, where the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion sits, makes for a beautiful place to bring the family. The Music Center Plaza is a 35,000 sq ft urban oasis. The kids will have a ball chasing the spewing fountains, while the adults enjoy a meal at one of several restaurants or cafes that sit among this. All while enjoying gorgeous views of LA’s urban landscape.

Still having doubts on taking your kid to the Opera? Not to worry, The LA Opera takes this into consideration. The LA Opera is hosting a Family Day on Dec 1st, offering patrons 17 and under half price tickets in addition to hosting many activities that will make this an encompassing experience.

Before the show, guests are invited to learn more about the storyline and characters. During intermission, a dessert reception and activity will greet you. Following the show, kids will have the opportunity to meet the cast members and have their program signed!

Half price tickets are only available by phone. Order by calling the box office at 213.972.8002, Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm.

Tickets for adults are full price, but you can save 20% by using the code SOCIAL20 at time of purchase. A day at the Opera is a gift that keeps on giving.


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  • GO FOR

    Kids Day, An innovative production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute


    Well-Cultured, Multicultural


    Easily Forgiven on Family Days. All other times, Uh –uh, No way – Don’t Even think about it!


    Hotel Intercontinental, Otium, 71 and Above, Grand Central Market


    Website: laopera.org
    Phone: (213) 972-8001

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For those with little
runners & screamers:

Easily forgiven:

Here, you can forget the fact that it’s your rambunctious child that’s screaming and STILL enjoy most of your meal.

Not promoted, but you should take the chance:

If your toddler is at the stage when an iPad or some other colorful distraction can be used for an un-interrupted 20 minutes, then go for it.

Uh-uh, NO WAY, don’t even think about it!:

I don’t care how cute your toddler is. Pop your head in… turn around… walk away. PERIOD.

No contained area:

A place you cannot leave your toddler alone, not even for a second.

Enclosed, but space is tight:

If YOU can’t fit between the tables then you know you couldn’t catch your toddler if they tried – this isn’t Norm’s.


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