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David Lang | Anatomy Theater at LA Opera


June 21, 2016
12:00 AM

REDCAT
631 W 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA

We’re thrilled to be making our LA Opera Debut in the world premiere of David Lang’s Anatomy Theater!

Based on actual 18th-century texts, Anatomy Theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. Through the miracle of opera, she sings through it all.

Anatomy Theater conjures a time when “specialists” traveled from town to town in pre-modern Europe, conducting public dissections of the corpses of executed criminals, seeking evidence of moral corruption in the interior of the human body. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang and world-renowned visual artist Mark Dion,Anatomy Theater is a joyous, tuneful and grisly theatrical event.

the band:
Erin McKibben, flute / piccolo
Sarah Wass, flute / piccolo
Jim Sullivan, clarinet / bass clarinet
Aaron Smith, trumpet
Aron Kallay, piano
Vicki Ray, vocal coach
Andrew Tholl, violin
Andrew McIntosh, viola
Derek Stein, cello
Maggie Hasspacher, bass
Derek Tywoniuk, percussion
Isaac Schankler, accordion

 

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