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Los Angeles Opera comes to the beach in Santa Monica
Los Angeles Opera comes to the beach in Santa Monica

Giuseppe Verdi's fallen woman soared at sunset Wednesday on the Santa Monica Pier as the Los Angeles Opera staged its first live digital simulcast, with an estimated 2,500 viewing "La Traviata" on a giant screen by the beach while the action was unfolding live at L.A.'s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Enjoying a chilly seaside breeze after days of record temperatures, the audience lounged on beach chairs, blankets and towels — food and non-alcoholic beverages in abundance — as the ocean roared in the background. Before the performance, star Placido Domingo, who plays doomed lover Alfredo's father, appeared onscreen to thank the Westside crowd. "I...

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