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La ville morte

Opening Date: Apr 19, 2024

Closing Date: Apr 21, 2024

La ville morte
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Playing @

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012

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Nadia Boulanger is widely considered one of the most important women in the history of music, having taught iconic 20th-Century composers including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Astor Piazzolla, Philip Glass and Quincy Jones. Her only opera, La ville morte, with a libretto by Gabriele D’Annunzio, is a twisted love story that explores the destructive power of obsession and desire within a quartet of characters. The work was scheduled to premiere at the Opéra–Comique in Paris in 1914, but with the outbreak of World War I, it never did, and the music was lost. Nearly a century later, vital New York-based chamber company Catapult Opera has commissioned David Conte, one of Boulanger’s last protégés, to compose a full score based on Boulanger’s recently discovered piano reduction of the orchestra, for a new production helmed by acclaimed opera and film director Robin Guarino, conducted by Catapult founder and artistic director Neal Goren and featuring the Talea Ensemble. A co-production of Catapult and the Greek National OperaLa ville morte comes to NYU Skirball for its American premiere, after opening at Athens’ Stavros Niarchos Hall in January 2024.

Performance Schedule:

FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 7:30 PM
SUNDAY @ 2 PM

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TDF member tickets:

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Full-price tickets

$70

Lottery & Rush

Non-NYU students & Seniors (62+): Access $20 rush tickets in person on the day of the show at the box office. You’ll need valid student ID or proof of your age. All discounts are subject to availability. A $3 facility fee applies to all rush tickets. Rush tickets can be purchased on the day of the performance from the time the box office opens (usually 12 PM Tuesday-Saturday or 2 hours prior to the event).

Accessibility:

Box Office

Shagan Box Office in the lobby of the Skirball Center, 566 La Guardia Place (just south of Washington Square South).
Hours: Tues - Sat, noon to 6pm and two hours before show times.

Directions Subway

B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square

Seating

860 seats.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator.

Assisted Listening System

Infrared listening devices available for most performances. Please make a request to the house staff upon arrival.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available on all levels.

 

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By Subway:

B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square

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