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La Belle et la Bete

Composed by Philip Glass

October 2831, 2017

Presented at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

Company premiere: Philip Glass's La Belle et la Bête

What first seems to take the artificiality of opera too far eventually gives the film new magic through the transformative power of music.

Mark SwedLos Angeles Times

LA Opera returned to the Theatre at Ace Hotel for its third annual Halloween offering: the sumptuous Philip Glass score for Jean Cocteau’s cinematic masterpiece La Belle et la Bête, performed live by four vocal soloists and the Philip Glass Ensemble.


Philip Glass
Film by
Jean Cocteau


La Belle
Hai-Ting Chinn
La Bête / L'Officier du port / Avenant / Ardent
Gregory Purnhagen
Félicie / Adélaïde
Marie Mascari
Le Père / L'Usurier / Ludovic
Peter Stewart

Creative Team

Music Director
Michael Riesman
Pomegranate Arts, Inc.
The Philip Glass Ensemble

LA Opera Off Grand made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support for LA Opera's Contemporary Opera Initiative from chairpersons Barry and Nancy Sanders, from Kiki and David Gindler, Laura Donnelley / Good Works Foundation, and a consortium of generous donors.

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