A Trip to the Moon

An exhilarating new work for children and families takes its inspiration from Georges Méliès’ adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

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  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Teddy Abrams conductor
  • Yuval Sharon director
  • Diana Wyenn associate director and choreographer
  • Takeshi Kata set design
  • Christopher Kuhl lighting designer
  • Jason H. Thompson video design
  • Kaitlyn Pietras video design
  • Mark Grey sound designer
  • Ann Closs-Farley Costume Designer
  • Peter Tantsits Georges Méliès
  • Lauren Snouffer Eoa
  • Eve Gigliotti Queen of the Moon People
  • Theo Hoffman Moon Man
  • Clayton Farris Professor Barbenfouillis
  • Todd Strange Nostradamus
  • Kalean Ung Alcofrisbas
  • Jon Lee Keenan Omega
  • James Hayden Micromegas
  • Carolyn Michelle Smith Parafaragaramus
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
  • Los Angeles Children's Chorus
  • Anne Tomlinson Artistic Director
  • Hoover Street Elementary School Chorus
  • Paula Ludwig Van Houten Music Director
  • Members of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles)

About This Performance

Inspired by Georges Méliès’ 1902 film A Trip to the Moon, Grawemeyer-winning composer Andrew Norman’s whimsical opera tells the story of a band of bumbling astronomers as they explore the moon, try to fix their broken rocket, and interact with a mysterious race of moon people who are facing a perilous threat of their own. Teddy Abrams also conducts Gustav Holst’s perennially popular suite The Planets, which was based on the characteristics/personalities of the Roman god-named planets of astrology, rather than the solar system orbiters we know from science. The results are colorful, powerful, mysterious, soaring and thoroughly memorable.

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