TO LOVE AND DIE IN L.A.

AN INGENIOUS PRODUCTION OF PELLEAS ET MELISANDE TYPIFIES THE SUPERB FARE STAGED BY THE MUSIC CENTER OPERA IN LOS ANGELES

SPECTATORS IN DOWNTOWN LOS Angeles are riveted by the drama: a jealous, estranged husband, driven to a murderous rage by the thought of his wife's infidelity, slashes to death the man he supposes to be her lover. When the carnage is over, both wife and lover lie dead and the jealous husband is taken into custody by the L.A.P.D. To further complicate matters, the husband is black, the lover and the wife both white ...

No, it isn't the O.J. Simpson trial taking place at the L.A. County courthouse. It is the Los Angeles Music Center Opera's sensational new production of...

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