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Los Angeles Master Chorale

Peter Sellars' Lagrime di San Pietro

Mar 26

Performance Dates

  • Thu Mar 26 2020 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

From visionary theater and opera director Peter Sellars comes his most personal work to date, a staging of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of Saint Peter). This profoundly moving Renaissance masterpiece depicts the grief and remorse of the Apostle Peter after he disavows knowledge of Jesus Christ on the day of his arrest and crucifixion. Sung by 21 a capella singers of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Lagrime is refracted through Mr. Sellars signature contemporary lens, suggesting a powerful allegory about facing our past head-on in order to forge a more fulfilling future.

A major accomplishment for the Master Chorale, which sang and acted brilliantly. It is also a major accomplishment for music history.
— Los Angeles Times

If evidence were needed that imaginative staging can provide us with access to difficult works of art, then it was offered in abundance by the Los Angeles Master Chorale in an extraordinary performance of Orlando di Lasso’s a cappella masterpiece, Lagrime di San Pietro
Simon Williams, Opera News

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no late seating for this performance.

PRE-SHOW TALK: Join us for an engaging and informative discussion with Peter Sellars and Grant Gershon, moderated by UW Provost Mark Richards. LEARN MORE

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