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May 21 2024

Richard Danielpour’s New Opera, The Grand Hotel Tartarus

contemporary, opera
Freud Playhouse

Six guests appear at an ornate hotel with no idea how they got there. The gracious and aristocratic hotel manager, Mr. Lucian, promises to fulfill all their earthly desires if they remain. In this new opera by Richard Danielpour, the guests will have one night only to ponder a choice that will affect them for eternity.

Join Opera UCLA in the School of Theater, Film, and Television's Freud Playhouse for the third performance of Professor Richard Danielpour's opera, The Grand Hotel Tartarus.

The Grand Hotel Tartarus contains adult themes and language, and is intended for mature audiences only.

There will be two previews and two full performances of The Grand Hotel Tartarus:

Friday, May 17 (first preview)

Sunday, May 19 (second preview)

Tuesday, May 21

Thursday, May 23

Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Attendees who RSVP receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #3 for events in the Freud Theater. After 4 p.m., the rate is $10 for all-night parking. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.