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El Gato Montes – L.A. Opera

 

Plácido Domingo stars in a Spanish classic of love, passion and death.

It has a love triangle, a bullfighter, a mountain dwelling bandit, and a beautiful woman (of course).  El Gato Montés (“The Wildcat”) weaves a quintessentially Spanish tale with all the passion, beautiful music, and choreography you’d expect. Never heard of it? You’re in for a treat because it’s considered one of the greatest masterpieces of the Spanish lyrical theater, and unlike Carmen, it’s actually sung in Spanish. This new-to-LA production comes straight from Madrid. Best of all, Plácido Domingo stars as the “Wildcat” himself, a rogue who returns after many years to reclaim the woman he loves.