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Classical Pick of the Week: Alternative Opera Theater

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Last week with the Holiday, we said it was slim pickings. This week, classical music in Los Angeles is bountiful and what has piqued our interest is Alternative Opera Theater's three performances this upcoming weekend at the intimate NoHo Arts District space, the Raven Playhouse. The performance will feature two chamber operas, the first being "The Telephone" by Gian Carlo Menotti where a man attempts to propose to the woman she loves. But there's one problem: she won't get off the phone. The second opera is Hugo Weisgall’s Strindberg based, "The Stronger." Two women meet for drinks; one is having an affair with the other's husband.

The Telephone & The Stronger - Alternative Opera Theater
November 30 - December 2
Raven Playhouse
5233 Lankershim Blvd. (cross street Magnolia)
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Other Top Picks for the Week
- DUEL at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
- Percussionist Lynn Vartan at Boston Court (for the percussive inclined, Evelyn Glennie will be in town next week at UCLA)
- Merry Tuba Christmas at the Alex Theatre
- Brahms Festival at the Hill Auditorium
- Berlin: Symphony of a Great City at UCLA Live
- Santa Clarita Master Chorale at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
- Galanterie (18-Century Lute & String music) at Caltech’s Dabney Lounge

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