April 3, 5, 7, 13 & 14, 2019

LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES

OVERVIEW

A DANCE OPERA

An opera by Philip Glass
Based upon the work “Les Enfants Terribles” by Jean Cocteau
Copyright Editions Grasset & Fasquelle-1929
© 1996 Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. Used by Permission.

SUMMARY

Les Enfants Terribles is the story of a brother and sister – Paul and Elisabeth – cut off from the outside world and dangerously dependent on each other. The psychological “game” that intertwines their lives twists inevitably to tragedy. Full of kinetic music, Glass’ opera is uniquely scored for three grand pianos which overlap to create a transformative and hypnotic sound world. This site-specific production sheds new light on the work’s unique conception as a dance opera, blending a superb cast of four singers with four dancers choreographed by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (Semele, 2016).

PERFORMANCES

April 3, 2019 7:30 PM
April 5, 2019 7:30 PM
April 7, 2019 2:00 PM
April 13, 2019 2:00 PM
April 14, 2019 7:30 PM

The Mastercraft Building

at Millwork Commons

1111 N 13th St
Omaha, NE 68102

Creative Team

DAVID BLOOM

Conductor
JAMES DARRAH

Director
GUSTAVO RAMIREZ SANSANO

Choreographer
CAMILLE ASSAF

Costume Designer
YUKI IZUMIHARA

Scenic Designer
D.M. WOOD

Lighting Designer
RONELL OLIVERI

Wig & Makeup Designer
KELLEY ROURKE

Supertitles

CAST

ADRIAN KRAMER

Gérard/Narrator
NAOMI LOUISA O’CONNELL

Dargelos/Agathe
THEO HOFFMAN

Paul
VANESSA BECERRA

Elisabeth
SHAUNA DAVIS

Dance
CHRIS EMILE

Dancer
LINDSEY MATHEIS

Dancer
CHARBEL ROHAYEM

Dancer