A digital presentation of the world premiere production, filmed at Opera Philadelphia in 2016

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: Keira Duffy 
Jan Nyman: John Moore
Bess’s Mother: Patricia Schuman
Dr. Richardson: David Portillo
Terry: Zachary James
Minister: Marcus DeLoach

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

Opera Philadelphia Chorus
Opera Philadelphia Orchestra

Streaming dates:
March 12-18, 2021: exclusive to LA Opera subscribers
March 19-April 12, 2021: general public 

Estimated running time: two hours, 10 minutes

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

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

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

Last updated: March 22, 2021