Breaking the Waves Audio On-Demand
The following recording was made during a live performance of Breaking the Waves on Thursday, September 29, 2016, the penultimate performance in its World Premiere run at Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. This chamber opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek is based on the 1996 Academy Award-nominated film by Lars von Trier. Support for the Breaking the Waves audio stream has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
This production includes explicit language and sexual content. Recommended for mature audiences only.
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Major support for Breaking the Waves has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the William Penn Foundation, and the Wyncote Foundation at the recommendation of Daniel K. Meyer, M.D. Additional support is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Additional commissioning support by: Allen Freedman and Judith Brick Freedman; Chris Ahearn and Marla Mayer.
Based on the film by Lars von Trier (Zentropa Entertainments3)
By arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner
Co-commission with Beth Morrison Projects