Opera Philadelphia

Guggenheim audience gets a preview of Breaking the Waves

By Opera Philadelphia

On Monday, September 12, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum in New York presented a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Opera Philadelphia's upcoming world premiere of Breaking the Waves by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek.

Based on the 1996 Academy Award-nominated film by Lars von Trier, the chamber opera tells the story of a couple's sacrificial love. Ten days before Opera Philadelphia's world premiere (September 22-October 1, 2016), cast members performed excerpts from the piece and David B. Devan, General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia moderated a discussion of the creative process with Mazzoli and Vavrek along with director James Darrah and conductor Steven Osgood.

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