From Stage to Screen

An inside look at the development of BREAKING THE WAVES, which has its New York premiere next month at the Prototype Festival.
by Royce Vavrek. 

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Soprano Keira Duffy as Bess in the world premiere of Breaking the Waves at Opera Philadelphia, 2016
© Dominic M. Mercier for Opera Philadelphia
I FIRST SAW LARS VON TRIER'S film Breaking the Waves nearly twenty years ago, long before I had any notion that a career as a librettist awaited me. It came into my life at a crucial time; I was just ...

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