The Five Moons of Lorca (Las cinco lunas de Lorca) Fact Sheet
Composer: Gabriela Lena Frank
Libretto: Nilo Cruz
Filmmaker: Matthew Diamond
Choreographer/Dancer: Irene Rodríguez
Chorus Director: Grant Gershon
Lighting Design: Azra King-Abadi
Countertenor: Jacob Ingbar*
Pianist: Nicholas Roehler*
Featuring eight members of the LA Opera Chorus
*members of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
Sung in Spanish (with English subtitles)
December 11 through 25, 2020
The performance was filmed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in November 2020.
This new version of Las cinco lunas de Lorca, for SATB chorus, solo countertenor and piano, was commissioned by LA Opera. The original version of the piece, for men's chorus and piano, was commissioned by the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men's Chorus and premiered on May 14, 2016, in Oakland, California.
Last updated: December 2, 2020