World premiere: Joby Talbot's score for Vampyr
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.
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.