August 10-12, 2017


Music by David T. Little | Libretto by Anne Waldman | Directed by Lydia Steier ​

Artaud in the Black Lodge is a contemporary work of music- theatre exploring the imagined psychic connections among French poet and director Antonin Artaud, Beat-generation and post- modernist author William S. Burroughs; and filmmaker David Lynch.

OCTOBER 11, 2017

Music by Paola Prestini | Libretto by Royce Vavrek | Visuals by Eliza McNitt | Presented by BRIC | Narrated by Astrophysicist Mario Livio | Featuring Nathan Gunn, Jessica Rivera, the LA Opera Orchestra and LA Opera Chorus

The Hubble Cantata is a contemporary multimedia cantata written for soprano Jessica Rivera, baritone Nathan Gunn, and composer Paola Prestini. The Hubble Cantata exists as an evening length cantata that features music, electronics, filmed sequences with rarely seen photographs and footage from the Hubble telescope, interlaced with sung poetic movements. This poetic re-imagining is inspired and guided by Mario Livio's uniquely sensitive and intellectual writings.

NOVEMBER 9-12, 2017

LA Opera Off Grand at REDCAT – Los Angeles

Music by Keeril Makan | Libretto by Jay Scheib after the film by Ingmar Bergman | Directed by Jay Scheib | Featuring Either/Or with Amanda Crider, Lacey Dorn, Aliana de la Guardia, and Joshua Jeremiah

Based on Ingmar Bergman's classic film, PERSONA is a provocative and artistically complex depiction of human frailty, cruelty and identity. In an isolated summer house, a young nurse becomes caretaker of a stage actress who has suddenly lost the ability to speak. The deepening layers of their unsettling relationship unfold in a taut psychological drama, revealed through a unique aural landscape and a richly layered production.

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