Show artwork for Vampyr


October 2731, 2018

World premiere of Joby Talbot's new score

A spooky marriage of opera and film for Halloween!

"...eerily beautiful..."

Los Angeles Times

Championed by the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Guillermo del Toro, filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s surreal 1932 Vampyr is an important landmark of the horror genre. Pioneering special effects, eerie visual poetry and off-kilter characters combine to weave a bizarre, dream-like narrative that haunts audiences new and familiar alike.

Composer Joby Talbot created a compelling new score for chamber orchestra and mezzo-soprano soloist, performed live under the baton of 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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