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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Los Angeles Opera
Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin
Heyward, DuBose
Denni Sayers Assistant Director
Denni Sayers Choreographer
Francesca Zambello Director
John DeMain Music Director
Mark McCullough Lighting Designer
Paul Tazewell Costume Designer
Peter J. Davison Scenic Designer
Comments: Production from Washington National Opera
Opening Date: Friday, May 04, 2007
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
May 4,5,8,10,11,13m,15,16,17,18,19,20m
Cast Information:
Bess Indira Mahajan
Bess Morenike Fadayomi
Clara Alyson Cambridge
Clara Laquita Mitchell
Crown Lester Lynch
Crown Terry Cook
Jake Eric Greene
Maria Marietta Simpson
Porgy Alfred Walker
Porgy Kevin Short
Serena Angela Simpson
Serena Monique McDonald
Sportin' Life Victor Ryan Robertson
Company Information
Los Angeles Opera
Address:  Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles CA 90012 United States
Web site:
Phone:  213-972-7219
Fax:  213-687-3490

Mission Statement/Description:

An engaged and enlightened community in which all members have the opportunity to collectively enjoy the rich aesthetic, emotional, intellectual and cultural experience of opera.

To serve the public by producing world-class opera that preserves, promotes and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles.

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Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.