Company premiere

Music: Missy Mazzoli
Libretto: Royce Vavrek, based on the 1996 film by Lars von Trier

World premiere: September 22, 2016, by Opera Philadelphia

Production from Opera Philadelphia
Co-commissioned by Opera Philadelphia and Beth Morrison Projects.

Bess McNeill: Sydney Mansacola*
Jan Nyman: Alexander Elliott*
Bess’s Mother: Melody Moore
Dr. Richardson: Frederick Ballentine‡
Terry: Zachary James

Creative team: 
Conductor: Grant Gershon
Director: James Darrah
Set Designer: Adam Rigg
Costume Designer: Chrisi Karvonides*
Original Lighting Designer: Pablo Santiago
Projection Designer: Adam Larsen*
Chorus Director: Grant Gershon

* LA Opera debut 
‡ Alumnus of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program

Performance dates and times:
Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 2pm
Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 2pm

Performed in English with supertitles 

Estimated running time: two hours, 30 minutes, including one intermission

Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) 

Based on the film by Lars von Trier (Zentropa Entertainments3)

By arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner 

This production includes explicit language, nudity, and sexual content, some of a violent nature. Recommended for mature audiences only.

All programs, artists and dates are subject to change. 

Last updated: March 9, 2020