LA Made—"Golondrina": An Olvera Street Opera

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium

630 West 5th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

View Map

Event description
This opera takes you back to historic downtown L.A., when Olvera Street was threatened with demolition to make way for Union Station.

About this Event

The new opera "Golondrina" takes you back to the historic downtown Los Angeles of the 1920s. In 1926, demolition notices were being posted around the historic Olvera Street Plaza to make way for the new Union Station. The story, based on actual events, follows a determined single mother, Christine Sterling, who teams up with a young restaurant owner, her widowed friend, and eventually LA Times publisher Harry Chandler, to face unfathomable odds while convincing the skeptical community and jaded politicians to adapt her plan to save the street. Her vision is centered around an ingenious transformation of the dilapidated street into a charming taste of old Mexico. Romance and tragedy interrupt the noble cause but perseverance outweighs the challenges. Christine’s efforts end up preventing the planned demolition and instead create one of the most beloved tourist destinations in Los Angeles.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium

630 West 5th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved