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La Belle et
la Bête

By Philip Glass


"This work should not be missed" - The New York Times

A familiar fairy tale takes on a broader and deeper subject—the transformative power of love and art. Jean Cocteau’s stunningly beautiful 1946 cinematic masterpiece is recast with an enchanting new soundtrack by Philip Glass. The modern maestro works his own magic around the shimmering spectacle by replacing the film’s original music and dialogue with nothing less than a classical opera, performed by live singers synchronized with the actors in the film.

Three special presentations at the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel will feature four vocalists performing along with the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman.

Tickets for 10/31 include admission to the Halloween After Party and LA Opera Costume Contest!

Immediately following the performance, enjoy music, cash bar and costumes galore.    

FREE DRINK TOKEN to the first 40 people to register for the Costume Contest at the party. Special Prize for Best Costume!


  • Saturday October 28, 2017 08:00 PM

    Ticket includes admission to The Theatre at ACE Hotel’s Beastly Ball!

  • Sunday October 29, 2017 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday October 31, 2017 08:00 PM

    Ticket includes Halloween After-party & Costume Contest!

Performances take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90015)

LA Opera Off Grand is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by donors to LA Opera's Contemporary Opera Initiative.

Running time: 93 minutes.

Produced by Pomegranate Arts, Inc.

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"Once upon a time..." A half-ruined merchant lives in the country with his son Ludovic and his three daughters. Two of the daughters, Félicie and Adélaïde, are real shrews, selfish, pretentious, evil. They exploit the third daughter, Belle, as a servant. One day, the merchant get lost in the forest and enters a strange castle. He picks up a rose for Belle, which makes the castle's owner appear. He is a monster, half-human and half-beast, and he has magic powers. He sentences the merchant to death, unless one of his daughters replaces him. Belle sacrifices herself for her father and goes to the castle. There, she discovers that the beast is not so wild and inhuman as it looks. Synopsis courtesy of Turner Classic Movies

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