Show artwork for Vampyr


October 2731, 2018

World premiere of Joby Talbot's new score

World premiere: Joby Talbot's score for Vampyr

"...eerily beautiful..."

Los Angeles Times

The company’s annual Halloween mash-up of opera and cinema returned to the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s film Vampyr, a surreal 1932 masterwork underestimated for decades but now regarded as an important landmark of the horror genre. Composer Joby Talbot created a compelling new score for chamber orchestra to accompany the film, which was conducted by LA Opera’s Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin.

Artist Bios

Joby Talbot
Matthew Aucoin
Mezzo-Soprano Soloist
Taylor Raven

Behind the Curtain: Composer Joby Talbot with Brian Lauritzen

LA Opera Off Grand and Mathew Aucoin’s residency 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.

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