Company premiere: Paola Prestini's The Hubble Cantata
A cosmic collision of science and art on a novel scale
The Off Grand series continued to explore nonstandard approaches to music and drama in a range of venues. The season’s offerings included two collaborations with the pathbreaking Beth Morrison Projects. First up was Paolo Prestini’s mesmerizing The Hubble Cantata at the Ford Theatres, which incorporated Eliza McNitt’s virtual reality film Fistful of Stars. The performance featured soloists Nathan Gunn and Jessica Rivera along with the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
- Paola Prestini
- Royce Vavrek
- Film Director
- Eliza McNitt
- Baritone soloist
- Nathan Gunn
- Soprano soloist
- Jessica Rivera
- Narrator and Advisor
- Dr. Mario Livio
Production made possible by generous support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
Presented at the Ford Theatres in association with LA Opera and produced by Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust.