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.
- Joby Talbot
- Matthew Aucoin
- Mezzo-Soprano Soloist
- Taylor Raven
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.