Wed, Feb 08|
Los Angeles Breakfast Club
LA Opera Connects: The Marriage of Figaro
Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.
Time & Location
Feb 08, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
About the event
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: Join the Los Angeles Breakfast Club for an informative and enjoyable morning as we welcome Steve Kohn, a volunteer for LA Opera Connects, to speak about the LA Opera and The Marriage of Figaro. Prior to our LABC field trip to the LA Opera, Steve will provide an in-depth look at this esteemed institution and one of its standout productions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and engage with Mozart's masterwork over breakfast!
Steve Kohn has been an opera lover since he saw his first opera when he was a freshman in college (Lucia di Lammermoor). Originally from New York City, he has lived in Los Angeles since 1977, with Karen, his wife. They are charter subscribers of Los Angeles Opera. Steve speaks, on behalf of LA Opera, about 10-12 times per month. He is a former member of the board of the Opera League of Los Angeles and contributes to the league in many other ways.
So what's The Marriage of Figaro all about? Something old, something new, something borrowed and something… threatening to throw Figaro’s wedding plans into disarray. Count Almaviva's wandering eye has landed on his wife's maid Susanna, who's about to marry his own manservant Figaro. Racing against the clock, Figaro quickly concocts a plan to outwit his master. Will the wily duo outwit the Count in time to save the day? The Marriage of Figaro could be considered a comment on the "Me Too" movement and social injustice. Mozart, and DaPonte, his librettist, were certainly early feminists. It is the women in this piece who are the smart ones. And in the end, they succeed in winning the day.
FIELD TRIP & TICKET LOTTERY: Following our breakfast, our Adventures in Friendship continue at the LA Opera's production The Marriage of Figaro on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Thanks to LA Opera Connects, we have secured ten orchestra seats at a discounted rate exclusively for Los Angeles Breakfast Club members. To enter the ticket lottery for the opportunity to purchase one of these $10 tickets, members may RSVP at this link. The lottery will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 and names will be chosen at random. If you prefer to purchase your own tickets, you can find more information at https://www.laopera.org. We hope to see you there!
ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.
TICKETS: Sales on LAbreakfastclub.com close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.
Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 97-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!
- Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.
- The Los Angeles Breakfast Club requires proof of full vaccination, along with a government or education issued photo ID, upon arrival. Per the guidelines set by the CDC, full vaccination means that at least 14 days have passed since receiving the final dose of an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine. For anyone who is eligible, the LABC also requires attendees to have received booster shots. A one-month (30 day) grace period is given to those eligible but have not yet received booster shots. Booster shot eligibility is defined as:
- People ages 12 years and older are recommended to receive one updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster. This includes people who have received all primary series doses and people who have previously received one or more original (monovalent) boosters.
For more information, please see the CDC’s guidance on boosters: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.
Breakfast Tickets$25.00+$0.63 service feeSale ended