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The Hubble Cantata

Composed by Paola Prestini

October 11, 2017

Company premiere

Company premiere: Paola Prestini's The Hubble Cantata

A cosmic collision of science and art on a novel scale

Jessica GeltLos Angeles Times

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

Creative Team

Creative Producer
Beth Morrison Projects
3D Sound Design
Terence Caulkins
Sound Design
Garth MacAleavey
Christopher Kuhl
Video Engineer
Shay Willard

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.

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