Dog Days - Los Angeles Opera (2015) - Dog Days - Los Angeles Opera (2015)

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  • Production title :Dog Days - Los Angeles Opera (2015)
  • Creation date :11/06/2015
  • Work - Composer :Dog Days - David T. Little
  • Opera house :Los Angeles Opera


West Coast Premiere

LA Opera launches an exciting initiative to present new operas at REDCAT with a deeply unsettling 2012 work that blends classical vocalism with dark heavy metal influences. In the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe, a family struggles to keep together. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept her dire situation, until a stranger shows up at the doorstep, a reminder of just how bad things have gotten.

Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, and hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the most exciting new operas of recent years” Dog Days is a shocking reminder of contemporary opera's raw power. "It's only a matter of time before this riveting show is confirmed as a groundbreaking American classic." (New York Times)

This production features violence, mature themes and adult language. Not recommended for children.

Production made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Produced by Peak Performances in association with Beth Morrison Projects. Dog Days was commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State (NJ). 

More information is available on the operahouse's official website.


June 11, 2015 20:00:00

June 12, 2015 20:00:00

June 13, 2015 20:00:00

June 14, 2015 14:00:00

June 15, 2015 20:00:00


Lauren Worsham

John Kelly

James Bobick

Marnie Breckenridge

Peter Tantsits

Michael Marcotte

Cherry Duke

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