Opera in the Time of COVID: Missy Mazzoli, Famed Composer of ‘Breaking the Waves’ & ‘Proving Up’

(Credit: Frances Marshall) “Opera in the Times of COVID” is an interview series in collaboration with photographer Frances Marshall of Marshall Light Studio. We talk to notable figures from around the opera world to get their perspective on how they feel these challenging times may change opera’s present and future. Missy Mazzoli is one of the great opera composers of {…}

Q & A: LA Opera CEO & President Christopher Koelsch on the Company’s 2020-21 Season, Renée Fleming & ‘Breaking the Waves’

The LA Opera announced its 2020-21 season featuring five main stage production, four new productions and a number of second stage productions through its Connects and LA Opera Grand sections. Among the composers featured in the programming are Missy Mazzoli, Verdi, Mozart, Handel, and Rossini. In light of the new season announcement, CEO and president of the house Christopher Koelsch {…}

Q & A: Soprano Sydney Mancasola On ‘Breaking The Waves’ & Its European Premiere In Edinburgh

When “Breaking the Waves” made its world premiere in  2016 at Opera Philadelphia, it became a critical darling and won the inaugural Best New Opera Award from the Music Critics Association of North America. The work was also shortlisted for “Best World Premiere” Prize at the International Opera Awards. Since then, this opera has been performed at the Prototype Festival and will {…}