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Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (March 7 and March 10)
Grant Gershon, conductor (March 8)
Peter Sellars, director
Kelley O'Connor, Mary Magdalene
Tamara Mumford, Martha
Russell Thomas, Lazarus
Daniel Bubeck, countertenor
Brian Cummings, countertenor
Nathan Medley, countertenor
Michael Schumacher, dancer
Anani Dodji Sanouvi, dancer
Troy Ogilvie, dancer
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director
Mark Grey, sound design
James F. Ingalls, lighting designer
Dunya Ramicova, costume designer
James Darrah, assistant director
Ben Zamora, associate lighting designer
Helene Siebrits, associate costume designer
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Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary
About This Performance
Program update for Fri MAR 8 7:30pm
Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the staged premiere of John Adams’ oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 pm as well as the performance on Sunday, March 10, at 2 pm as previously announced. Grant Gershon will conduct the performance on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 pm as Gustavo Dudamel will be in Venezuela attending the state funeral service.
When the LA Phil premiered The Gospel According to the Other Mary in concert form last season, “it got a masterpiece that will be part of its legacy,” according to Mark Swed in his Los Angeles Times review. Just as the extraordinary El Niño was John Adams’ take on a Nativity oratorio, so The Gospel According to the Other Mary (now presented in a theatrical setting) is his dramatically robust vision of a Passion, with its text drawn by Peter Sellars from Biblical stories of Lazarus and Jesus, contextualized with excerpts from the memoir of social activist Dorothy Day and poetry by Louise Erdrich, Rosario Castellanos, Primo Levi, Hildegard von Bingen, and Rubén Dario.
Fiercely free-thinking director Peter Sellars’ world-premiere staging of this important new work, which Dudamel and the LA Phil take on tour to New York and Europe.
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