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Dracula

With Philip Glass
and
the Kronos Quartet

Overview

This Halloween, Hollywood’s most alluring bloodsucker gets an evocative new soundtrack. There have been many screen versions of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of Dracula, but none more famous or enduring than Universal Studios' 1931 original. Because its initial release coincided with the transition from silent pictures to “talkies,” when limited sound technology existed, no musical score was ever composed and there were few sound effects. For its 1998 restoration of the film, Universal commissioned legendary composer Philip Glass to write a hypnotic new instrumental score, blowing the cobwebs off the horror classic and adding depth to the emotional layers of the drama.

Glass himself will share the stage along with the celebrated Kronos Quartet, for a unique opportunity to witness one of the world’s most famous composers in action. Their live performance of the score provides an eerie counterpart to the suspense of the creepy classic projected on the big screen.

Performances will take place at the gorgeously restored Theatre at Ace Hotel, a 1927 Spanish Gothic movie palace in the heart of downtown (929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015).

Limited Orchestra tickets released daily!

Click here to read the program.

Schedule

There are currently no upcoming performances.


Saturday*          October 31, 2015             08:00 PM         Buy Tickets

*By clicking the Buy Tickets button above, you will be transferred to the ACE Hotel website to complete your purchase.


Performances of
Dracula will take place at The Theater at Ace Hotel. 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Creative Team

* LA Opera debut artist

News & Reviews

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SILVER SCREEN DRACULA

DRACULA IN THE MOVIES

There are mysteriously thrilling stories from literature that have inspired excellent additions to the horror film genre. Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula is one such story. It’s the grandfather of the eternally pop-culture-relevant vampire fandom – American Horror Story: Hotel, Underworld, Only Lovers Left Alive, Interview with the Vampire (my personal favorite) and The Lost Boys, to name a few. While Stoker’s Dracula has been adapted into a television miniseries and has inspired several television characters and episodes (including the short lived series, Dracula), the story really shines on the silver screen. Learn more here about the screen adaptions you should see before watching Dracula with a live quartet.

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