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Prism Prism

Composed by Ellen Reid

November 29 – October 2, 2018

World Premiere

At the REDCAT

LA Opera Off Grand and Beth Morrison Projects combine forces for a Pulitzer Prize-winning world premiere.

"Stunning... with Ellen Reid's incandescent p r i s m, an opera composer is born."

Los Angeles Times

p r i s m tells the story of an ill girl, Bibi, and her doting mother, Lumee, who live locked away from the world. One night mysterious voices seduce Bibi, fracturing her devotion to Lumee and causing her to question their isolated life.

p r i s m explores the elasticity of memory after trauma, and the lengths one will go to to "feel better"—no matter the price.

Creators

Composer
Ellen Reid
Librettist
Roxie Perkins

Cast

Bibi
Anna Schubert
Lumee
Rebecca Jo Loeb
Chroma
Members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street

Creative

Director
James Darrah
Conductor (Nov 29-30)
Julian Wachner
Conductor (Dec 1-2)
Daniela Candillari
Set Design
Adam Rigg
Costume Design
Molly Irelan
Lighting Designer
Pablo Santiago
Sound Designer
Garth MacAleavey
Choreographer / Assistant Director
Chris Emile
Creative Producer
Beth Morrison

Behind the Curtain: "prism" composer Ellen Reid with Brian Lauritzen

LA Opera Off Grand made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support from a consortium of generous donors to LA Opera's Contemporary Opera Initiative, chaired by Barry and Nancy Sanders.

p r i s m was commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, David & Kiki Gindler, Linda & Stuart Nelson, and Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting, with additional support from Nancy & Barry Sanders; OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers, funded by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust; and National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works.

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