Opera Philadelphia announces Missy’s new opera commission Breaking the Waves
Read all about it HERE and check out a preview video and an interview with Missy, librettist Royce Vavrek, and director James Darrah below.
Missy Mazzoli and violinist Olivia De Prato perform a sold out show at the RC4 Festival, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, January 2016
Here are some great photos from their show at the RC4 Festival:
Vespers for a New Dark Age appears on many “Best of 2015” lists!
Vespers for a New Dark Age was named #37 on Q2’s “Best 50 albums of the last 20 years”, one of the top albums of 2015 by WNYC’s John Schaefer, Steve Smith of the Boston Globe, andTextura, and was used in dance pieces by choreographers Robert Binet (National Ballet of Canada) and Kitty MacNamee. Check outKitty’s piece here, directly from the streets of LA.
THANK YOU TO MY AMAZING COLLABORATORS VICTOIRE (Olivia De Prato, Eileen Mack, Lorna Krier, and Eleonore Oppenheim), GLENN KOTCHE, VOCALISTS Mellissa Hughes, Martha Cluver and Virginia Kelsey, MATTHEW ZAPRUDER, and a special thank you to Jeremy Geffen and everyone at CARNEGIE HALL for commissioning the work, and all of our Kickstarter donors for making the album possible.
Roomful of Teeth nominated for second Grammy Award!
Their sophomore album Render opens with Missy’s Vesper Sparrow - listen to it here: http://www.roomfulofteeth.org/
LA Times raves about Missy Mazzoli’s first opera, Song from the Uproar, at LA Opera
“[Mazzoli’s] wonderful score is seductive, meditative, spiritually elusive and subversive. With it, we can welcome a new natural for the art form. And now all eyes and ears are on Mazzoli's next, larger and more traditional opera slated first for Philadelphia Opera and based on Lars von Trier's film "Breaking the Waves.” - Mark Swed, LA Times
Read the full review HERE
Performed by acclaimed chamber ensemble eighth blackbird.
An excerpt from Missy's 2012 music theater work Song from the Uproar, based on the life and writings of Swiss adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt. Performed by mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer and NOW Ensemble.
Performed by Missy's band Victoire, with soprano Mellissa Hughes. (from their debut release on New Amsterdam Records, Cathedral City)
Performed by Jody Redhage, on cello and voice, and Missy Mazzoli on electronics.