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A Conversation with the Creative Team of Breaking the Waves

Posted on: March 23, 2021

In conjunction with LA Opera's presentation of Breaking the Waves (a co-commission with Opera Philadelphia and Beth Morrison Projects), we are pleased to offer this conversation between LA Opera's Senior Director of Artistic Programs Joshua Winograde and the creative team behind the opera: creative producer Beth Morrison, composer Missy Mazzoli, and librettist Royce Vavrek. This conversation was recorded in February 2021.

Presented digitally through the LA Opera On Now initiative, this compelling adaptation of Lars Von Trierʼs 1996 cinematic masterpiece reaches audiences through an incredibly emotional filmed performance. 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. Reserve your free access to watch from now until April 12 on LA Opera website here.