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New York, NY (La Belle et la Bete)
THE PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE | LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE
Film by Jean Cocteau | Music by Philip Glass
Thursday, April 20, 2017 • 8:00pm
Performed by Members of THE PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE
Conducted by Michael Riesman
A Conversation with PHILIP GLASS
Introduced by A Conversation with PHILIP GLASS
One of the most celebrated and unique works in Philip Glass’s recent career is his live interpretation of Jean Cocteau’s masterpiece La Belle et la Bête. Originally conceived as part of a trilogy of stage productions celebrating the work of Jean Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête is Glass’s most challenging experiment in synchronizing music with film. For this production, Glass removed the film’s original dialogue track and score by Georges Auric and replaced it with his own musical score played live by members of the Philip Glass Ensemble. The dialogue is sung by live singers synchronized with the actors in the film. Not staged in New York City in over two decades, this special production is presented by The Town Hall and Tribeca in association with Pomegranate Arts, and features a Conversation with Philip Glass prior to the film.