Monday, August 2, 2010

Hollywood Bowl - Carmen

Last night I finally got to see Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl. He was conducting Bizet's "Carmen" - his American opera debut.

He was in a word, dazzling. I now see what all the fuss is about. His movements were sharp at times and languorous at other moments as he coaxed the music from the orchestra. Most of the audience appeared to be in attendance to see him. He did not disappoint and received the largest ovation. Carmen was cool too.

If you're interested in seeing Dudamel, the Bowl is probably your best bet... He will conduct the LA Philharmonic this week on 8 p.m. Tuesday (Gerswhin and Bernstein) and 8 p.m. Thursday (“Bolero” and other Latin music). $8-$99. (323) 850-2000 or

1 comment:

weezermonkey said...

Gustavo gets so much classical ass.