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    Digital Festival O: Breaking the Waves

    Opera Philadelphia

    Where:
    YouTube.com
    Philadelphia, PA 00000
    When:

    Friday May 29th 2020 to Monday August 31st 2020

    • Sundays

      12:00am to 11:59pm

    • Mondays

      12:00am to 11:59pm

    • Tuesdays

      12:00am to 11:59pm

    • Wednesdays

      12:00am to 11:59pm

    • Thursdays

      12:00am to 11:59pm

    • Fridays

      12:00am to 11:59pm

    • Saturdays

      12:00am to 11:59pm

    • With the exception of the following dates:

      Friday May 29th 2020 from 8:00pm to 11:59pm

    Opera Philadelphia's first-ever Digital Festival concludes with Breaking the Waves. The stream will premiere on Friday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. and will be available for viewing until Monday, August 31.

    This World Premiere chamber opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek is based on the 1996 Academy Award-nominated film by Lars von Trier. 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. Recommended for mature audiences only.

     

    Learn more: https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/digital-festival/breaking-the-waves/

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    Free
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    Opera Philadelphia Guest Services
    2157328400

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