West Coast premiere: David Lang's the loser
"Boldly unconventional… engrossingly ambiguous."
Baritone Rod Gilfry starred in the West Coast premiere of David Lang’s the loser—a Bang on a Can production—at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Based on a novel by Thomas Bernhard, the loser was a painful meditation on dreams forsaken and hopes unrealized as two piano prodigies encountered an even greater talent: the young Glenn Gould on the cusp of superstardom.
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West Coast premiere
Adapted from the novel by Thomas Bernhard, translated from the German by Jack Dawson
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. Piano graciously provide by Yamaha, Official Piano of LA Opera.