The Opéra Comique breaks the waves

Lars Von Trier’s movie made a lasting impression on the Cannes Film Festival in 1996 and then on audiences around the world. Breaking the Waves has since become an opera with music by Missy Mazzoli and a libretto by Royce Vavrek. Premiered in September 2016 at Opera Philadelphia, the production received the 2017 International Opera Award for Best New Production. The opera is on at the Opéra Comique, May 28, 30 & 31, 2023 and film audiences who remember the striking images will not be surprised to discover the following warning: ‘This production includes explicit language, nudity and sexual content, some of which is violent in nature. Some scenes in this show may offend the sensibilities of the audience and in particular the youngest.”


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