Time & Ticket information:
Opening Friday, September 16 and continuing Thursdays - Sundays through Sunday, October 2
Thursday, Friday & Saturday curtain
Sunday curtain at 2pm
Advance Ticket Prices:
Day of Performance Ticket
Mohammed & Marguerite Krull in Oakland Opera Theater's Production
of La Belle et la Bête.
La Belle et la Bête
• Score - Philip
Glass • based on the film
by Jean Cocteau
• Musical Director - Deirdre McClure •
• Stage Director - Tom Dean •
• Circus Arts Choreograaphy - Jodi Power •
The Oakland Opera Theater production of the phenomenal 1995 opera by Philip Glass will feature a 10-piece orchestra, interactive elements, and pays homage to the circus.
"A subtle reflection on the life of an Artist, Philip Glass' second opera based on works by Cocteau, in its original version performed in conjunction with the projected film (with the original version soundtrack eliminated entirely). Presented as a simple fairy talem it soon becomes clear that the history has taken on a broader and deeper subject - the very nature of the creative process. Through an extraordinary alchemy of the spirit, the ordinary world is transformed into a world of magic. The power of the creative and the raw world of nature, represented respectively by Beauty and the Beast, finally emerges and allows the world of imagination to take flight."
Reception tent at Circus Oz.....
Production funded in part
by generous grants from:
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
The City of Oakland Crafts & Cultural Arts Department
The Traister Family