Ellen Reid: p r i s m

Ellen Reid: p r i s m

Presented with LA Opera

World Premiere

Locked away in a sterile room, a sickly child Bibi and her doting mother Lumee are each other’s sole protectors from the unknown. When a mysterious illness lurking outside their door leaves Bibi unable to walk, her youthful curiosity begins to simmer and a seductive external existence can no longer be ignored. p r i s m, by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins, is a haunting, kaleidoscopic new work of opera-theatre that traverses the elasticity of memory after trauma. Composer Ellen Reid’s music erupts with color, using choral and orchestral manipulation to deliver an eerily distinct sonic world.

p r i s m was commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, David & Kiki Gindler, Linda & Stuart Nelson, and Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting, with additional support from Nancy & Barry Sanders; OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers, funded by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust; and National Endowment for the Arts–Art Works.

Associated Images: 

THU 11/29
8:00 pm
FRI 11/30
8:00 pm
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SAT 12/1
8:00 pm
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SUN 12/2
2:00 pm
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G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff