Missy Mazzoli
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“Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart”
—Time Out New York
Jun 26—Jun 30, 2020
Breaking the Waves
Opera
Breaking the Waves
Opera Ventures/Scottish Opera
Composed by Missy Mazzoli
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Directed by Tom Morris
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
The Chorus of Scottish Opera

BAM DEBUT

 
“The 21st Century’s Gatecrasher of New Classical Music”
NPR
Composer Missy Mazzoli has arrived. Growing up in small-town Pennsylvania, she taught tap dance to children and eventually found herself taking lessons in composition from a percussionist with the Philly Pops. Three operas later and a Grammy under her belt, Mazzoli recently made history when she became one of the first of two women composers to be commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.
This season, BAM presents Mazzoli’s “dark and daring” (The New York Times) reimagining of Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves, the tale of Bess McNeill, a woman besieged by tragedy and the contradictions of the disparate figures in her life. Set in the remote Scottish Highlands, Mazzoli’s textured original score is a nuanced, intensely personal, and ultimately feminist take on Bess’ moral plight. What does it mean to be good when your agency is taken away from you?
ON SALE DATES
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
Tue Jan 28
BAM Patrons
 
Tue Feb 04
BAM Members
 
Tue Feb 11
General Public
 
Note: In English with English titles. Explicit language and sexual content
 
RUN TIME
Approx 3hrs with 2 intermissions
VENUE
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