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Viva la mamma!

By G. Donizetti

November 12, 13, 14, 17, and 19 at 8:00PM

Plus a 2:00 Matinee on Saturday November 14.

Ebell Club of Highland Park 

131 S. Avenue 57 Los Angeles, CA  90042


Table seating with food and wine included.

Table for four $120; Table for Two $65; General Admission $20




Katherine Giaquinto

Daria Garbinati

Carl King


Amy Lawrence

Luiga Castragati

Kyle Patterson

The Tenor

Scott Levine

Biscroma Strappaviscere

Ryan Thorn


Phil Meyer

The Impresario

Matt Welch

Cesare Salzapargilia Sal

Yilin Hsu Wendtlandt





Viva la mamma! (or Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali)


Music by G. Donizetti

Libretto by Domenico Gilardoni


Premiere:  Teatro Nuovo, Naples November 21, 1827


A regional (and mediocre) operatic troupe is rehearsing a new work -- Romulus and Ersilia—and faces numerous obstacles. The prima donna acts every bit the diva, refusing to rehearse. The German tenor cannot master either the lyrics or melodies. In the midst of much quarrelling, various singers threaten to walk out. The situation turns more dire with the arrival of Mamma Agatha (a baritone role), the mother of the seconda donna. She insists on a solo for her daughter and even issues detailed demands on the musical arrangement of the aria. When the German tenor refuses to go on, he is replaced by the prima donna's husband. The show eventually collapses, and rather than pay back all the investors (whose money has already been spent), the company flees the town under cover of night.



Table for 4   $120

Table for 2   $65


General Admission $20


Tables come with a bottle of wine and platter of appetizers


Additional food and wine available for a small donation


Tables have sold out for EVERY production we have ever had at the Ebell Club.  Don't wait to get yours.  










The historic Ebell Club of Highland Park was built in 1913 and became LA Landmark #284 in 1984.  This will be POP's sixth production in the space.  Come join us for a step back in time as we go to a fictionalized grand opening night in 1913.


131 S. Avenue 57

Los Angeles, CA  90042


Near the corner of Figueroa and Ave. 57

Between Figueroa and the 110 Freeway




There are two public lots immediately adjacent to the Ebell Club.  Some spaces are free for two hours, some are free after a certain time, all are VERY cheap and won't cost more that $2.50 for an entire day.  


Several more public lots are located with in two blocks in either direction on Figueroa.  Street parking is also free.  



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