Keeril Makan and Jay Scheib: Persona

“A brilliant new opera.” —Björk, in Sinfini Music Magazine

“Hauntingly insidious, pulling the listener inexorably into this vampire-like romance.” The Wall Street Journal 

Presented with LA Opera

Based on Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, Persona is a provocative and artistically complex depiction of human frailty, cruelty and identity. In an isolated summer house, a young nurse becomes caretaker of a stage actress who has suddenly lost the ability to speak. The deepening layers of their unsettling relationship unfold in a taut psychological drama, revealed through a unique aural landscape and a richly layered production. Composed by Keeril Makan. Librettist / Director, Jay Scheib.

Running time is approximately 90 minutes, performed without intermission.

Each performance will be followed by a post-performance talkback with the Persona creative team. 

Special Event: Fri, Nov. 10: After Party included for ticketholders 21yrs and over. Enjoy small bites, drinks and live DJ hosted by LA Weekly.

For tickets and info, visit 

Persona was commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust. Developed and produced by Beth Morrison Projects.

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THU 11/9
8:00 pm
FRI 11/10
8:00 pm
SAT 11/11
8:00 pm
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SUN 11/12
2:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff