An Opera by Tod Machover

Schoenberg in Hollywood

Music by Tod Machover
Libretto by Simon Robson
Based on a Scenario by Braham Murray
Commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera

World Premiere Nov 2018

Emerson Paramount Theater

Robert J. Orchard Stage

Wed 14

| 7:30 PM

Thu 15

| 7:30 PM

Sat 17

| 7:30 PM

Sun 18

| 3:00 PM

The brilliant composer Arnold Schoenberg fled the darkness and despair of Hitler’s Europe and found himself in 1930s Hollywood—a bold, new world of golden sunshine and camera-ready beauty. Can he find a way to reconcile reflection with action, and tradition with revolution? What is the meaning of art in the wake of atrocity?

In this World Premiere from BLO’s New Works Initiative, internationally acclaimed composer Tod Machover, based in Boston, along with librettist Simon Robson, explores a great artist’s personal struggle, finding humor, heroism, and — ultimately — hope.