The West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's compelling new work.
Two piano prodigies at a master class encounter an even greater talent: the virtuoso Glenn Gould, on the cusp of superstardom. The devastating realization that they will never approach their new rival’s level of artistry changes their lives forever. A painful meditation on dreams forsaken and hopes unrealized unfolds in an unusually intimate staging that incorporates multiple levels of the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel.
Produced by Bang on a Can.
"Boldly unconventional… engrossingly ambiguous."
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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.