How the opera ‘Sweet Land’ questions what it means to be American

“Sweet Land,” the new, tenaciously uncategorizable opera by Yuval Sharon’s doggedly unorthodox opera enterprise, the Marketplace, is not sweet. The land on which it is performed, Los Angeles State Historic Park north of downtown, is no lengthier sweet.

The encounter of attending “Sweet Land”: not sweet. Dress warmly. You’ll be outdoor ninety minutes in early evening and at night time, and the park will get a large amount colder than you might assume. It might even rain, and that is your challenging luck, since you will nonetheless have to go through with this.

Negotiating the pop-up venues for “Sweet Land”

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