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San Francisco, CA (La Belle et La Bête)

July 17

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La Belle et la Bête

by Philip Glass

Libretto by the Composer

based on the film by Jean Cocteau

A surreal new take on a

timeless tale, fusing opera

& film live on stage.

  • July 14, 2022 – 8pm
  • July 15, 2022 – 8pm
  • July 16, 2022 – 8pm
  • July 17, 2022 – 5pm

A new presentation of the classic fairytale La Belle et la Bête blurs the boundaries of film and opera, fusing Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film with a powerful and arresting score by Philip Glass, thus honoring two of the great artistic minds of modern times. With this production Opera Parallèle will become the first company to present performances of all three operas Glass wrote in homage to Cocteau, having performed Orphée in 2011 and Les Enfants Terribles in 2017.