Breaking the Waves
Composer: Missy Mazzoli
Librettist: Royce Vavrek
Other Artistic Personnel: Steven Osgood (CONDUCTOR)
James Darrah (DIRECTOR)
Adam Rigg (SET DESIGN)
Chrisi Karvonides (COSTUME DESIGN)
Pablo Santiago (LIGHTING DESIGN)
Adam Larsen (PROJECTIONS DESIGN)
Original Cast: Kiera Duffy (BESS MCNEILL)
John Moore (JAN NYMAN)
Eve Gigliotti (DODO MCNEILL)
David Portillo (DR. RICHARDSON)
Patricia Schuman (BESS'S MOTHER)
Zachary James (TERRY)
Marcus DeLoach (CHURCH COUNCILMAN & ELDER)
Premiere Date: September 22, 2016
Description: Set in the Scottish Highlands in the early 1970s, Breaking the Waves tells the story of Bess McNeill, a religious young woman with a deep love for her husband Jan, a handsome oil rig worker. When Jan becomes paralyzed in an off-shore accident, Bess’s marital vows are put to the test as he encourages her to seek other lovers and return to his bedside to tell him of her sexual activities. He insists that the stories will feel like they are making love together and keep him alive. Bess’s increasing selflessness leads to a finale of divine grace, but at great cost.

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Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Orchestration: 15-piece Chamber ensemble
Contact: Not Available
Composer Web Site: http://www.missymazzoli.com/
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