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Breaking the Waves

Posted on: December 8, 2020

The iconic film-turned-opera gets the LA Opera On Now treatment.

The compelling adaptation of Lars Von Trier's 1996 cinematic masterpiece will have an emotional online premiere in Spring 2021. After a near-fatal accident leaves Bessʼs new husband, Jan, paralyzed, he implores her to take lovers (quite the ask). Torn between her husbandʼs wishes and the traditional values of her small community, she determinedly follows her faith to a tragic end.

Winner of the 2017 award for “Best New Opera” by the Music Critics Association of North America, groundbreaking composer Missy Mazzoli's first large-scale opera is already recognized as one of the most powerful music-theater pieces of our time.

Check back soon for more details on the production and how to get access.

For a full synopsis of the show, click here.