G. Schirmer & Associated Music Publishers celebrate the landmark first season of LA Opera’s Digital Shorts, featuring four wonderfully diverse works from our catalogue.
The series was launched with a newly commissioned version of Gabriela Lena Frank and Nilo Cruz’s The Five Moons of Lorca (Las cinco lunas de Lorca), with choreography and performance by Irene Rodriguez. Sung by the LA Opera Chorus and countertenor Jacob Ingbar, the film is directed by Matthew Diamond.
Matthew Aucoin and Jake Skeets’ Gallup (Na'nízhoozhí) is a world premiere commission song cycle by Aucoin in collaboration with two Navajo artists: poet Jake Skeets and filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe. The vocal performances are by Anthony Roth Costanzo and Davóne Tines along with musicians of the American Modern Opera Company, of which Aucoin is co-Artistic Director.
Watch Gallup (Na'nízhoozhí)
Enjoy a “making of” video with Blackhorse Lowe & Matthew Aucoin
The West is a Land of Infinite Beginnings is inspired by a scene from Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s opera Proving Up, based on a short story by Karen Russell. Directed by James Darrah, this film features the voice of Andrew Harris as the Sodbuster.
Watch The West is a Land of Infinite Beginnings
The latest release in this series is a work by Du Yun. In the Zolle suite, the composer performs as the Narrator in her original story of the spirit of a dead women who walks through the land where she once lived, experiencing the “calling of the homeland and the pull of migration.” This trio of short films features the work of three abstract animators and is produced by Ron Diamond. Additional performers include Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo, and the International Contemporary Ensemble.
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