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2008-09-12 00:00:11

By Jim Farber Los Angeles Opera's long and ardent courtship of Hollywood produced the perfect match for Saturday's gala opening of the company's 2008-2009 season with Academy Award-winning film directors William Friedkin and Woody Allen dividing the task of staging Giacomo Puccini's tragic, sentimental, comic trilogy, "Il Trittico." The red-carpet event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion featured Hollywood glitterati in the audience and at least one film veteran (Friedkin) on stage taking bows...


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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.