<i>War of the Worlds</i>

LA Phil


Sun., Nov. 12, 2 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 18, 12 & 2 p.m. 2017
$25-$58, free at various air raid siren sites

Location Info:

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
There has never been a more suitable time for an apocalyptic opera. Composer Annie Gosfield's operatic adaptation of Orson Welles' infamous radio drama War of the Worlds makes its Disney Hall debut featuring narration by the Alien queen herself, Sigourney Weaver. The otherworldly performance — which includes L.A. Phil players and opera star Suzanna Guzmán — is the brainchild of director Yuval Sharon, who recently won an esteemed MacArthur Fellowship, aka "the Genius Grant." Sharon has been responsible for large-scale musical projects that redefine operas and performance for the 21st century. In Hopscotch, he coordinated a citywide performance inside a fleet of limos and at various historic places in L.A. neighborhoods. Sharon's opera Invisible Cities was enacted in downtown's Union Station, where performers intermixed with travelers in the railway station. Like his other works that engaged communities, War of the Worlds also will be broadcast for free at three WWII-era air raid sirens throughout L.A.
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