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The Loser

August 31, 20164 min
A frustrated concert pianist is the subject of a new opera by David Lang. More from WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this week's Fishko Files.
The Loser premieres at the Next Wave Festival at BAM on Wednesday, September 7th and runs through Sunday, September September 11th
Libretto, music, and stage direction by David LangAdapted from the novel by Thomas BernhardTranslated from German by Jack Dawson
Conducted by Karina CanellakisLighting design by Jennifer TiptonSet design by Jim FindlaySound design by Jody ElffCostume design by Suzanne Bocanegra
Commissioned by BAMProduced by Bang on a Can
Music:
David LangThis Was Written By Hand (2003)Andrew Zolinsky, piano
David LangSimple Song #3 (2015)Sumi Jo, soprano; Viktoria Mullova, violin; BBC Symphony OrchestraFrom the movie "Youth" directed by Paolo Sorrentino
David LangShe Lighted Another Match (2007)Theatre of Voices, Paul HillierFrom The Little Match Girl Passion
Johann Sebastian BachVariation 6. Canon on the second (1955)Glenn GouldA State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981
 
WNYC Production Credits
Executive Producer: Sara FishkoAssistant Producer: Olivia BrileyMix Engineer: Ed HaberManaging Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

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