Just a few months ago, San Diego's Old Globe performed the "Tempest" outdoor performance as an opener for the annual Shakespeare Festival.
Now the Balboa Park Theater has a hand in the much larger "Tempest".
Thursday L.A. Philharmonic opened Bard's fantastic work for three days at the Disney Concert Hall, directed by Erna Finci Viterbi artistic director Barry Edelstein of the Earth.
L.A. Susanna Mälkki, Phil's senior guest conductor.
Why does the symphony orchestra play Shakespeare? The artistic response to "The Tempest" was an incidental music to the performance of Jean Sibelius over the centuries, written by a Finnish composer in 1925.
LA Phil goes back to Sibelius's original, rarely performed work, and performs a full performance with "The Tempest". that.
The partnership with Globe is the 100th anniversary of the orchestra and we are working on a number of collaborations.
And this is doing it in grand style. This cast includes two Tony Award nominees. Tom McGowan (Caliban), best known for his "fun house" on Broadway, Beth Malone (who plays Sprite Ariel) and "La Bête".
Israeli stage and film actor Lior Ashkenazi has played a leading role in the expelled wizard Prospero, a role Kate Burton played on the globe in Prospera (Prospera, the gendered name). Audrey Corsa plays Prospero's daughter Miranda.
This cast includes Grantham Coleman (Ferdinand) and starred in "Hamlet" in Globe in 2016. San Diego-based actor Gonzalo has memorable memories throughout the city.
They joined Alonso by actor scenario writer Michael Genet. Screen and stage actor Ruy Iskandar as Sebastian; Mezzo soprano Elizabeth Deschamp shares the role of Marlon and Ariel; Britain's veteran Peter McNeal (TV's "Ally McBeal" fame) shares the role of the baritone Jarett Ott and Stephano. Baritone Timothy Mix sharing Caliban's role with McGowan; Antonio's movie and TV star Cornell Womack.
As Edelstein explained during a rehearsal last month, L.A. Phil and Globe alliance came after the orchestra executive director saw the performance of "Hamlet" in 2016, starring Coleman.
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He said: Edelstein was ready to oversee the work for a year.
It is important to note that this is not a symphony performance with a tag named Sakespeare.
"We are playing the entire song of The Tempest." – Edelstein, a nationally renowned director and scholar of Shakespeare, said.
"The difference is that when I make Shakespeare as a live music, it's probably the composer I have committed and maybe two or three musicians.
"This is an existing score written by 1925 and 120 musicians!" He laughed. (Specifically, the orchestra has 80 musicians, 40 choirs, actors and opera singers.)
"It's a bit different in scale, not to mention being played in a concert hall, not in the theater, but in a funny way at rehearsals, I feel like I'm in a (normal) rehearsal, I know how to play Shakespeare.
"Wildcards are a collaboration between conductors and orchestras, and so far it has been a tremendous and educational experience for me."
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when: 8 PM. Thursday Friday; Saturday at 2 pm.
where: Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
ticket: About $ 25- $ 209
telephone: (323) 850-2000