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Cultural Cocktail Hour in the Tropics the first week of September..

Cultural Cocktail Hour has spent September exploring the Tropics of Ecuador, a vibrant spot for arts and culture. 

This month, none other than actor John Malkovich presented he “Giacomo Variations,”

a chamber opera about the life of famed ladies man, Giacomo Casanova at the Teatro Sanchez Aguilar in Samborondón. Mr. Malkovich was accompanied by the Orchestra of the Vienna Academy. The work was previously presented at the Château de Versailles Spectacles in France.

Photo Below: Teatro Sanchez Aguilar








Cultural Cocktail Hour also explored Guayaquil’s Parque Historico which displays the architecture of early 20th century Guayaquil, as well as exhibiting almost 50 species of birds, animals, and reptiles.

Left: Parque Historico


All Ecuador Photography © 2012 Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Cultural Cocktail Hour returns to California the second week of September,

just in time for the September 15th opening night of LA Opera’s “The Two Foscari” starring Placido Domingo.

Be sure to check on CCH next week for the full review!

Left: Costume Design by Mattie Ulrich

Photo Courtesy of LA Opera.

Posted by on September 14th, 2012

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