MacArthur grant winner Yuval Sharon directs a landmark new production of Meredith Monk’s inventive opera.



  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Paolo Bortolameolli conductor
  • Yuval Sharon director
  • Es Devlin designer
  • Diana Wyenn assistant director
  • John Torres lighting designer
  • Mark Grey sound designer
  • Luke Halls projection designer
  • Danielle Agami choreographer
  • Emma Kingsbury costume designer
  • Katie Geissinger music coach
  • Wayne Hankin music advisor
  • Meredith Monk artistic advisor
  • Jeannette LoVetri vocal consultant
  • Cast / Dancers
  • Milena Manocchia Alexandra at 13
  • Joanna Lynn-Jacobs Alexandra at 25-45
  • Ann Carlson Alexandra at 60
  • Kathryn Shuman Mother / Ensemble
  • Jimmy Traum Father / Ensemble
  • Yi Li Cheng Quing
  • Miguel Zazuela Male Guide
  • Kelci Hahn Female Guide
  • Dylan Gentile Franco Hartmann
  • John Brancy Erik Magnussen
  • Kamala Sankaram Gwen St. Clair
  • Juecheng Chen Lonely Spirit / Ensemble
  • Sharon Kim Hungry Ghost / Ensemble
  • Tariq Al-Sabir Ensemble
  • Paul An Ensemble
  • Eliza Bagg Ensemble
  • Sarah Beaty Ensemble
  • Jessica Beebe Ensemble
  • Catherine Sullivann Ensemble
  • Barbara Donner stage manager
  • Alex Rehberger assistant stage manager
  • Lindsay Lowy assistant stage manager

About This Performance

Inspired by the life of explorer Alexandra David-Néel, Meredith Monk’s three-act “quest opera” uses Monk’s inimitable and hypnotic style to explore the loss and rediscovery of our inherent wonder. More than 20 years since Atlas first made its impact, Yuval Sharon will conceive and direct this landmark new production.

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