LA Opera Off Grand and Beth Morrison Projects combine forces for a fascinating world premiere at REDCAT.
"Stunning... with Ellen Reid's incandescent 'prism,' an opera composer is born."
"prism" tells the story of an ill girl, Bibi, and her doting mother, Lumee, who live locked away from the world. One night mysterious voices seduce Bibi, fracturing her devotion to Lumee and causing her to question their isolated life.
"prism" explores the elasticity of memory after trauma, and the lengths one will go to to "feel better"—no matter the price.
Performances take place at REDCAT (631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012)
p r i s m was commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, David & Kiki Gindler, Linda & Stuart Nelson, and Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting, with additional support from Nancy & Barry Sanders; OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers, funded by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust; and National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works.
The LA Opera presentation of p r i s m will be work’s world premiere, to be followed by performances at the PROTOTYPE Festival in New York.
Please note: This production uses strobe lighting. This performance contains scenes that depict partial nudity and sexual violence. Parental discretion is advised.
- Anna Schubert
- Rebecca Jo Loeb
- Members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street
- Ellen Reid
- Lighting Designer
- Pablo Santiago
- Costume Design
- Molly Irelan
- Set Design
- Adam Rigg
- Choreographer / Assistant Director
- Chris Emile
- Sound Designer
- Garth MacAleavey
- James Darrah
- Conductor (Dec 1-2)
- Daniela Candillari
- Conductor (Nov 29-30)
- Julian Wachner
- Roxie Perkins
- Creative Producer
- Beth Morrison
Running time approx: 1 hour, 45 minutes including one intermission.