It was an absolute dream to witness the artistry of @reneeflemingmusic @dovecameron and @brianstokesm last night. “The Light in the Piazza” at @laopera was everything and more. So glad I got to share this incredible experience with my sister and fellow theatre geek @ellymark6 .
It’s the final weekend of Light in the Piazza where we’ll be backstage in the quick change booth flexing the old musical theatre muscles 🏃🏽♀️💁🏻♀️ Styling and application on Renee Fleming by me and on Dove Cameron by @daniellerichterdesigns Wigs designed and built by #campbellyoungassociates onstage 📷: Craig T Mathew #wigstyling#wigstylist#lightinthepiazza#laopera
Bringing some culture into the Jensen-Cole household! Finally seeing Light in the Piazza with my husband starring my childhood idol, Renée Fleming. To say I'm *excited would be a severe understatement. *see glazed look in my eyes #laopera#laopiazza
I am on a flight back to NYC from LA, where I was able to see The Light In The Piazza at @laopera: a score and a show that I have adored for years, but never saw live (excluding the wonderful PBS recording, which I have of course seen many times). Friends, I have no words. I’ll mention that I was worried that the musical would somehow be “opera-fied” and lose the magic of the piece, but this production couldn’t be more of a musical (albeit with an opera sized orchestra led with magic by my sometimes collaborator Kimberly Grigsby). And that’s what this musical is, magic. MAGIC. I knew that already, but man, I’ve been thinking about it non-stop for 24 hours, and here are just a few thoughts rattling around my brain: •Clara is such a bold, interesting, nuanced character to put on stage, and the first act is really a mystery of what’s actually wrong with her isn’t it... •Guettel’s score on the OBCR highlights the chromaticism, the INSANITY of what’s happening harmonically...but in the theatre it just melts over you in a completely different experience. It sounds so, so deceptively simple. Dark magic. •In the theatre leaning into that language barrier is just so remarkable. This production had subtitles, but not for the Italian. It just hammered home what a bold storytelling choice that is. •The fact that Margret isn’t a force of obstruction for Clara anymore after she hears the title song, but is in wild inner conflict is just so unexpected and amazing. •If you have those melodies, you can do anything musically. Anything. Okay, I’m done rambling here. Excited to be home soon, but sad I can’t go back...
OHMYGOOOOOSHHHHH!!! NBD, just hanging out at @laopera with @stevelimonesphotography tonight for the gorgeous production of Light in the Piazza with the DIVA powerhouses @dovecameron and @reneeflemingmusic . So much beauty tonight😭. What a gift this was. I’ll be raving about this for years to come! 👒👗 🇮🇹
“You should fight for love” #laopera#thelightinthepiazza 🥰#operagloves and good company for a fabulous evening. I feel so blessed to have people in my life who can treat me to such amazing experiences #luckygirl
Mother daughter night watching a musical about a mother trying to protect her daughter from falling in love because she (Spoiler Alert) got kicked in the head by a pony? (Spoiler Alert 2) They talk about the pony a lot.
Went to Light At The Piazza, and left after the first act. I would leave earlier if they allowed me to just throw myself over the balcony. I shall not give my honest opinions about such a piece of turd. But we did dress up, had a decent-ish dinner at a restaurant nearby although the menu was full of raw food that was called living food (cooked under 100 Fahrenheit, if you are curious), and missed the crowds at the parking lot thanks to leaving in the middle of the turd. 😁 It is such a shame to see Renee Fleming for the first time live in such a piece of turd. I refuse to give my opinions on such matters, on such shitty pieces of turd. Oh well... @laopera #lightatthepiazza#musical#turd
On our very first date, @belenzon made a Light in the Piazza reference, which I didn’t get because I’d never seen the show. 13 years later, we’re at the @laopera finally experiencing it together (me, for the first time). #laopera#laopiazza#lightinthepiazza#theaternerd
I plan on posting LA pics for the rest of the year. I have a back catalogue and normal life will not provide this level of content. My insta soul will disregard live location and reside in LA until further notice. Enjoy the mask of permanent glamour my insta now wears. (to the filter shamers - the black and white hides sunburn and spots, be humble)
Seeing “The Light in the Piazza” was an absolute dream! I’ve waited SO long to see it on stage. The first show I ever did in Los Angeles that completely stole my heart & a role I will be waiting, with open arms, to age into. You won’t regret seeing this one ♥️💨👒 • • • • #thelightinthepiazza#laopera#adamguettel#favoritescore
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SO incredibly proud of my sister, @dovecameron, for her opening night of Light In the Piazza at LA Opera!! Her voice shines with fullness, depth, luminous and shimmering tenderness, and a rip-your-heart-open, devastating openness that only comes from true connection to something greater. What an honor to be your sister, Chlo 💕🌞 To see your dream come true to play Clara made my heart soar with pride and emotion. As always seems to be true, we were too caught up in the magic to take pictures, so I am left with beautiful memories that leave an indelible mark on my heart 💛💛💛👒🌞🌹
Loved seeing The Light in the Piazza at the LA Opera!! Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron and Celinde Schoenmaker were absolutely fantastic!! This show is so important to me and it was so wonderful to revisit it 🧡
it’s safe to say you’ve reached a historical level of luckiness when your school affords you the privilege of watching a musical, starring an actual legend, @laopera for a whopping 10 bucks !! insane! 🤯
As a concierge I always get asked for ideas on what to do... date nights, daddy-daughter nights, “something different” nights. Saturday evening I went to the opera! Yup, I got to check out the @laopera’s The Light in the Piazza at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It was great! . . Admittedly, it had been a while since I had been to an opera. This show was a perfect reminder of what great productions we have in LA! . . Make a night of it and head downtown! For 20 percent off your tickets, use the code: SOCIAL20 . . And let me know if you go! I’d love to hear what you thought of the production! . . 📸 by @journeywithjorge . #sponsored#laopera#laopiazza#saturdaynight#dtla#happeningindtla
The Light in the Piazza was a lovely , just right~ combination of an opera and a musical. It’s a very touching love story and filled with beautiful love songs that I’ll be searching to find ~so I can keep listening to them. 💜 Anne arranged for us to meet the extremely talented Rene’e Fleming after the show and she was so kind and gracious. What a treat! And I discovered tonight that Rene’e studied at the same schools Mom studied voice at~ Juilliard and Eastman. Small world. 💞Thank you so much Carol, for such a fun day.😊 ❤️🎶💫