Another spooky marriage of opera and film for Halloween at the Ace!
Menace lurks behind every shadow in a remote village filled with secrets. Our annual Halloween mash-up of opera and cinema returns to the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel with filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s surreal 1932 masterwork, one of the most unsettling vampire movies ever made. Composer Joby Talbot creates a compelling new score for chamber orchestra and singers, performed live with a rare screening of this cinematic gem, underestimated for decades but now regarded as an important landmark of the horror genre.
Performances take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015).
Running time: 73 minutes.
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.