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John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Walt Disney Concert Hall

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  • Gustavo Dudamel Gustavo Dudamel

    Gustavo Dudamel

  • Grant Gershon Grant Gershon

    Grant Gershon

  • Kelly O'Connor Kelly O'Connor

    Kelly O'Connor

Part of SU2 Sunday 2


Los Angeles Philharmonic

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


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.

Come for:

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.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks

  • Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:30pm

Deborah Borda

LA Phil President and Chief Executive Officer, David C. Bohnett Presidential Chair

Deborah Borda is joined by special guests Peter Sellars and John Adams.


  • Friday, March 8, 2013 - 6:30pm
  • Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 1:00pm

Veronika Krausas

Program Sponsors

This program is supported in part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

This program is supported in part of a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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