Photo by Marylene Mey

Photo by Marylene Mey



~March 2017~

Opera Philadelphia announces it will stream Missy Mazzoli's opera Breaking the Waves in its entirety on March 29th at 1pm.  Slipped Disc calls it "the opera of the century".

~February 2017~

Breaking the Waves shortlisted for international Opera Award

~January 2017~

Press roundup for Missy's opera Breaking the Waves:

Breaking the Waves "stands among the best 21st-century American operas yet."

-David Shengold, Opera News

It is not easy to find new operas that command attention, tell their story lucidly, and create a powerful, permeating mood. Dark and daring, "Breaking the Waves" all this with sensitivity and style. 

-Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times  

"a powerful, fully realized, artistically significant piece...if you believe the only depressing art is bad art, Breaking the Waves is exhilarating."

- David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer

"The most startling and moving new American Opera in memory"

-Albert Innaurata, Parterre Box

Missy Mazzoli's Breaking the Waves is "savage, heartbreaking, and thoroughly original"

- Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal

~October 2016~

Missy talks about "Breaking the Waves" on NPR

Breaking the Waves trailer:


Breaking the Waves Promo video from Opera Philadelphia:


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.