How far will you go for love?
Based on the Lars von Trier film, this daring new production of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the Waves, has been hailed as “extraordinarily gutsy and spinetingling” (The Times) and “operatic gold” (The Scotsman). This tragic story follows Bess, a woman in a deeply religious town in the Scottish Highlands. Her marriage to Jan, a charismatic outsider, tests the limits of their insular society when a tragic accident leaves him paralyzed. Faced with unfathomable consequences, Bess must choose between her husband, her community, and her faith.
HGO Studio alumna Lauren Snouffer stars as the conflicted heroine Bess with Alexander Birch Elliott as her husband Jan. Nicole Paiement makes her HGO debut at the podium.
$20 - $210
Mature content. Audience discretion advised.
2 hours 29 minutes. One intermission.
Sung in English with projected English text.