The Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to perform Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI in Santa Monica

Live opera, “up close and personal,” returns for three days to Southern California with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera’s (LAMet) June 2014 production of Mozart’s brilliant comic opera Don Giovanni. The loves, debaucheries, and supernatural punishment of the title character, the rake Don Juan, will come memorably to life at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica on Sunday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. The production then moves to Good Samaritan Hospital’s All Souls Chapel in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. For tickets and more information visit The LAMet’s website at, or call (310) 570-6448. Suggested donation is $25 per ticket in advance, $35 at the door.

Launched in 2008, The Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera is the brainchild of sopranos Ella Lee and Linda Jackson. Together they recognized that there was a vast underserved audience missing out on the glories of grand opera, principally due to the prohibitive ticket prices facing today’s operagoers, and by the distances one must often travel to large urban performance centers. So they set out to create an alternative.

Compared to the $132 average ticket price of the Los Angeles Opera, tickets for

The LAMet production of DON GIOVANNI are $25 each, with Group Rates available upon request.

LAMet productions concentrate on the magnificence of the human voice and are presented in intimate settings where no one sits farther from the performer than a softball pitch. DON GIOVANNI will be no exception.

Supertitles (the opera’s lyrics) will be projected in English at all performances.

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica is at 1220 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401. Good Samaritan Hospital’s All Souls Chapel is at 637 S. Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90017.


Beauty Bus Foundation Volunteer Training

Beauty Bus Foundation Volunteer Training will take place Monday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beauty Bus office located at 2716 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 1062, in Santa Monica.

Licensed nail technicians, hairstylists, estheticians and professional make-up artists who want to use their talent to touch the lives of chronically and terminally ill people and their caregivers are encouraged to attend. Compensation is available for those carrying malpractice insurance.

Compassionate adults 18 years or older are also needed to attend Beauty Bus visits to help brighten the day of terminally or chronically ill Beauty Bus clients and their caregivers.

Residents can volunteer as Beauty Ambassadors in the office or at fundraising events, hold product drives, cut-a-thons or other fundraising / awareness building events.

At the Beauty Bus Foundation, their youngest client is 3 years old and the oldest, 101. An interaction with Beauty Bus Foundation provides clients and caregivers a break from the hardships of disease, from doctor’s visits and insurance paperwork. Beauty Bus Foundation delivers dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill men, women and children and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products.

Beauty Bus accomplishes this mission through: In-Home beauty and grooming services, Pop-Up Salon events and the Bags of Beauty Program. Programs focus on clients with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, cancer, stroke, other select neuromuscular and motor neuron diseases – and their caregivers. Beauty Bus brings the lift and gift of beauty to individuals whose disease or condition does not allow them to access a salon or spa.

For more information or to sign up for a volunteer training, contact, visit or call 310-392-0900.

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