Glass, Britten highlight LA Opera's 2013-14 season

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 8:06 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Opera's 2013-14 season will include the company premiere of Philip Glass' "Einstein on the Beach" and a revival of Britten's "Billy Budd" as part of celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.

The LA Opera said Tuesday that "Einstein" will open Oct. 11, with dances by Lucinda Childs in the 1976 Robert Wilson production.

Britten's "Billy Budd" will open Feb. 22, 2014. The Francesco Zambello production from London's Royal Opera was first seen in Los Angeles in 2000. Liam Bonner makes his role debut as Billy, with Richard Croft as Captain Vere and Greer Grimsley as John Claggert in his company debut.

Britten was born on Nov. 22, 1913.

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