One of the world's most revered opera houses is only a short plane ride away—but let's face it, we're broke. So instead of the airport, head over to the La Mirada Theatre for a high-definition screening straight from San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House. For their Grand Opera Cinema Series, the Theatre treats guests to a sequence of four magnificent opera performances—this week's showing is Puccini's famous Madama Butterfly, the timeless, tragic story of a Japanese woman faithfully waiting for her double-dealing husband to return after years of absence. Star Patricia Racette’s masterful portrayal is heralded as "an incendiary performance." Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m., 2012