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Yuval Sharon has been the wizard behind the curtain for some astonishing visual productions with L.A. Phil, including launching the Nimbus installation of colorful, cottony clouds above Disney Hall's escalators; marshaling an invasion of gigantic, tripod-like Martian space creatures simultaneously across several downtown locations during Annie Gosfield's War of the Worlds; and shuffling multiple scenic backgrounds and costumed characters like a deck of cards across a film-studio set during John Cage's insanely sarcastic operatic mash-up Europeras 1 & 2. He concludes his three-year residency with L.A. Phil with one final tour de force — a challenging presentation of composer Meredith Monk's experimental opera Atlas, a transcendent symphony of sighs and other artfully evocative, ethereal vocal exhalations. Paolo Bortolameolli conducts L.A. Phil New Music Group in a rare presentation of this haunting and otherworldly opera.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown; Tues.-Wed., June 11-12, 8 p.m., & Fri., June 14, 8 p.m.; $32-$164. (323) 850-2000, laphil.com.

LA Weekly