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Breaking the Waves

West Edge Opera

West Edge Opera Breaking the Waves

Based on a film by Lars von Trier, Breaking the Waves tells the story of Bess McNeill, a young woman living in a small, austere Calvinist town. She is torn between her passion for her injured husband and the strict expectations of her community in this exploration of faith and agency.

Breaking the Waves is the winner of the 2017 Music Critics Association of North America award for Best New Opera and was nominated for Best World Premiere at the 2017 International Opera Awards.

  • Venue: The Bridge Yard
  • Date: Sat August 10, 2019 8:30pm
  • City: Oakland, CA
  • Price Range: $19-$145
Additional Dates:
Fri August 16, 2019 8:30pm
The Bridge Yard
Sun August 18, 2019 3:00pm
The Bridge Yard

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Program

Missy Mazzoli

Breaking the Waves

Performers

Sara LeMesh

Bess McNeill

Kindra Scharich

Dodo McNeill

Alex Boyer

Dr. Richardson

Kristin Clayton

Mrs. McNeill