"Headphone Opera" Invisible Cities Extends Engagement at Union Station

By Carey Purcell
22 Oct 2013

Invisible Cities, the new opera by Christopher Cerrone, has extended its run at Los Angeles' Union Station.



Invisible Cities' world-premiere production began performances Oct. 19, and additional performances have been added for Nov. 12 and 15 at 7:30 and 10 PM and Nov. 17 at 5 PM.

Directed by Yuval Sharon, Invisible Cities is presented by The Industry opera company and L.A. Dance Project. The follow-up to the Industry's 2012 debut, Crescent City, the opera is staged as a site-specific production at the downtown L.A. train terminal.

"This fragile, quiet score attempts to capture 'decaying sounds' through the use of found objects as instruments and pre-recorded voices interweaving with live voices," press notes state. "The instrumental music will be a mixture of pre-recorded and live performances from an eleven-person orchestra."

Set in Union Station, while the station is still operating, the live performance is experienced via premium wireless headphones. All vocalists sing live as they move throughout the station, and dancers from the L.A. Dance Project perform choreography by Danielle Agami.

For more information, visit invisiblecitiesopera.com.