Haute Event: A Romantic Evening with Sting, His Wife, and Joshua Bell

Would you like to spend a romantic evening with Sting, his wife, and Joshua Bell?  Yes, please.

Culture Project proudly presents Twin Spirits, devised and directed by John Caird.  We’re all aglow with the thought of this romantic interlude and can’t wait to see why The New York Times called it “strikingly beautiful.” Sting and his wife Trudie Styler read the letters between Romantic composer Robert Schumann and his wife Clara in what’s been touted as a “poetic meditation on the passionate relationship.”

The performance is for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 8:00 p.m. at the Music Center’s Mark Taper Forum.

And, while their story is illustrated on stage, also interwoven with music composed by Robert Schumann, will be world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell who embodies the composer’s spirit through his violin, along with baritone Scott Hendricks and pianist Jonathan Kelly.  Clara is emulated by pianist Natasha Paremski, cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio and soprano Camille Zamora.

Twin Spirits was first performed in 2005, and was recorded before a small audience at London’s Royal Opera House in 2007 before its release on the Opus Arte label in 2009. Since then, performances have been held at Windsor Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, and Cortona’s Tuscan Sun Festival. Culture Project produced the most recent U.S. performance of Twin Spirits at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York last year and will now present Twin Spirits in Los Angeles for its West Coast debut.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be used to support the ongoing work of Culture Project, the Royal Opera House, and Mustardseed Arts Trust. And, if that’s not enthralling enough, the performance is narrated by the illustrious John Lithgow.

We look forward to sipping sparkling wine alongside these heavenly spirits.

Standard tickets $80-200.  To purchase visit www.centertheatregroup.org/TwinSpirits or call 213.628.2772, or visit the Amhanson Theatre Box Office.

VIP tickets $350.  Includes premium seating and a champagne reception with the artists.  To purchase contact Victoria Andújar at 212.925.1806 or rsvp@cultureproject.org

Like Haute Living Los Angeles? Join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @HauteLivingLA. Want Haute Living Los Angeles delivered to your inbox once a week? Sign up for our newsletter.