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LOS ANGELES OPERA NEWS
Los Angeles Opera will mount the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang's acclaimed opera THE LOSER on Feb. 22-23 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Starring is Rod Gilfry.
In THE LOSER two piano prodigies at a master class encounter an even greater talent: the virtuoso Glenn Gould, on the cusp of superstardom. The devastating realization that they will never approach their new rival's level of artistry changes their lives forever.
The New York Times called THE LOSER "boldly unconventional...engrossingly ambiguous. Mr Lang captures the conflicted emotional currents of the story in his elusive, austere music." The New York Review of Books said the opera is "beautiful and startlingly original, rich with pleasures and surprise. Gilfry's hour-long performance is extraordinary."
Composer/librettist/director David Lang returns to LA Opera for the first time since his spellbinding "anatomy theater."
(Laopera.org or 213-972-8001)
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