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Published on Sep 15, 2016
operaphila.org - Opera Philadelphia presents the World Premiere of BREAKING THE WAVES by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek is based on the 1996 Academy Award-nominated film by Lars von Trier.
Co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects. This video features soprano Kiera Duffy and the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus, recorded in January 2016 workshop, conducted by Steven Osgood.
Underwater footage is excerpted from the film Seasoned by AnA Collaborations. www.anacollaborations.com
Major support for BREAKING THE WAVES has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the William Penn Foundation, and the Wyncote Foundation at the recommendation of Daniel K. Meyer, M.D. Additional support is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Additional commissioning support by: Allen Freedman and Judith Brick Freedman; Chris Ahearn and Marla Mayer.