Los Angeles Opera launches an exciting initiative to present new operas at REDCAT with a deeply unsettling 2012 work that blends classical vocalism with dark heavy metal influences. In the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe, a family struggles to keep together. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept her dire situation, until a stranger shows up at the doorstep, a reminder of just how bad things have gotten.
Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, and hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the most exciting new operas of recent years” Dog Days, by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek is a shocking reminder of contemporary opera’s raw power. “It’s only a matter of time before this riveting show is confirmed as a groundbreaking American classic.” (The New York Times)
This production features violence, mature themes and adult language. Not recommended for children.
Cherry reprises her role of The Captain in this presentation featuring the entire original cast and creative team.