MAY 1 - 3, 2020

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Angel's Bone (Suspended)

The Broad Stage - Main Stage


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LA Opera Off Grand presents the Pullitzer Prize-winning opera by Du Yun and Royce Vavrek, an allegory of human trafficking in modern times. Two fallen angels are battered from their long journey to earth. They are found by a couple who nurse them back to health, only to exploit them for profit. The eclectic and lyrical score uses a variety of musical genres in this profound and haunting new opera. This Beth Morrison Projects production is directed by Michael McQuilken with music direction by Julian Wachner.

Angel’s Bone Takes Challenging Subject and Creates Memorable Work

The New York Times discusses Du Yun’s piece Angel’s Bone to be “…appallingly good work when you consider that it takes on the subject of child trafficking and mixes in elements of magic and realism and a musical cocktail of Renaissance polyphony, electronica, Modernism, punk rock and cabaret.” To learn more about Angel’s Bone, click here.

Angel’s Bone Composer Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Du Yun wins the Pulitzer Prize for the music she composed for opera Angel’s Bone. The Pulitzer panel says she created a bold piece of work “that integrates vocal and instrumental elements and a wide range of styles into a harrowing allegory for human trafficking in the modern world.” Read more here.


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Elīna Garanča, mezzo-soprano