Is the Industry turning opera — that most old-school of performing arts disciplines — into an L.A. indie hipster’s paradise? For the second year, the company is offering a free program peeking into half a dozen of its projects, and this time, First Take is definitely not safe for work. Featuring performances of scenes from operas on topics ranging from the discovery of LSD to co-ed murder, the story of Bonnie and Clyde, and Revolutionary War–era censorship, First Take rewards the curious and the skeptical alike with some scintillating reasons to take a fresh look at the classical medium.

Sat., Feb. 21, 1-4:30 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 02/21/15)

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