The Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera resident opera company at Mount Olive Lutheran Church announces its 2018 season will include “Norma” (Bellini) and “La Traviata” (Verdi).
“Norma” will be performed at 8 p.m. on April 7 and at 1 p.m. on April 8 at the church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Suggested donation is $30 presale and $40 at the door. For more information, visit losangelesmet.com or call (310) 570-6448.
Bellini’s Norma centers around a clandestine love affair during the Gallic-Roman wars. The story focuses on a Druid high priestess, whose role demands a strict vow of celibacy. But she has violated that code by falling in love with the leader of the occupying army and leads a double life to conceal her secret.