CD and Digital Audio Release Captures Acclaimed 2016 Performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall Conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw
(August 29, 2017) - The live recording of the world premiere of Louis Andriessen's Theatre of the World, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2016, with conductor Reinbert de Leeuw and staged by director Pierre Audi, will be released in physical and digital formats by Nonesuch Records September 29, 2017. The LA Phil-commissioned multi-media work, made possible with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund, features a libretto by Helmut Krausser and takes the audience on a journey which depicts German Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher as he searches for a unified theory of natural and unnatural phenomena. Theatre of the World, Andriessen's fifth opera and eighth Nonesuch recording, is available for pre-order now at iTunes, http://smarturl.it/TheatreoftheWorld.iT, and CD pre-order in the Nonesuch store, http://smarturl.it/TheatreoftheWorld.Ns.
The acclaimed world premiere of Theatre of the World incorporated new video artwork from renowned stop-motion animators the Quay Brothers. The cast included Leigh Melrose as Kircher; Lindsey Kesselman as a boy who leads Kircher and his patron Pope Innocenzo XI, played by Marcel Beekman, on their journey; Steven van Watermeulen as Kircher's publisher Janssonius; Mattijs van de Woerd as the hangman Carnifex; and Cristina Zavalloni as Sor Juana.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres - orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop - at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil's season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
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