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Long Beach, CA (Les Enfants Terribles)

May 21

  • For more info: https://www.longbeachopera.org/2021-season/les-enfants-terribles

    Long Beach OPERA PRESENTS – Philip Glass’ LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES 

    Music by Philip Glass

    Philip Glass’s hypnotic meditation on youth receives a powerful, dance-driven production by director James Darrah and conducted by Christopher Rountree.  

    About The Opera 

    Long Beach Opera continues its commitment to the operas of Philip Glass with Les Enfants Terribles (1996)the final piece of his trilogy based on the works of Jean Cocteau. James Darrah’s powerful and physically demanding production, originally seen at The One Festival at Opera Omaha, sheds new light on the piece’s conception as a dance opera. Glass himself adapted Cocteau’s novel into a libretto, which tells the story of two orphaned children who live in dangerous isolation from the outside world. Glass’s kinetic score, set for three overlapping pianos, transforms the original story into a hypnotic meditation on youth’s transience and its tragic illusion of eternity.  

  • May. 21, 2021 • 8:00PM
  • May. 22, 2021 • 8:00PM
  • May. 23, 2021 • 8:00PM
  • Cast

    • Orson Van Gay – Gerard
    • Edward Nelson – Paul
    • Anna Schubert – Elisabeth
    • Sarah Beaty – Argelos / Agathe

    Dancers

    • Shauna Davis
    • Samantha Mohr
    • Maleek Washington
    • Joe Davis

    Artistic Team

    • James Darrah – Director
    • Chistopher Rountree – Conductor
    • Chris Emile – Choreographer
    • Yuki Izumihara – Scenic Designer
    • Camille Assaf – Costume Designer
    • Dan Weingarten – Lighting Designer
    • Benjamin Mass – Sound Designer
    • Adam Larsen – Projection Designer

    Collaborators

    • The One Festival at Opera Omaha

    • Dates

    • May. 21, 2021 • 8:00PM
    • May. 22, 2021 • 8:00PM
    • May. 23, 2021 • 8:00PM
    • Venue

    • 2nd and PCH
      6400 Pacific Coast Highway
      Long Beach, CA 90803
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    Production photo credit: Adam Larsen

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