Produced in partnership with Long Beach Opera
Women reframe their own operatic portrayals in this pairing of the most radical solo opera of the last century with one by an exciting new voice of our time.
Why are women in opera so often depicted as prostitutes, sacrificial victims, or both? This double bill featuring solo operas written a century apart allows women to take control of their own narratives. In 1912, Arnold Schoenberg changed music forever with his atonal setting of 21 Symbolist poems for five instrumentalists and a female vocalist who is asked to perform something between speech and singing. A hundred years later, Kate Soper uses similar forces to bring to life eight famous women from world literature—from Don Giovanni to The Great Gatsby, from Shakespeare to Haruki Murakami—to unravel men’s depictions of women. Each work is a tour de force for vocalists who think far outside operatic conventions.
Presenter / Producer: LA Philharmonic
Music > Opera
Music > Classical
Event Phone: 323-850-2000
The Ford Theater
2580 Cahuenga Blvd E
Los Angeles CA 90068
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 8/14/2021 - 8/15/2021
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