Creative Team

Composer

EMMA O’HALLORAN

Librettist

MARK O’HALLORAN

Director

TOM CREED

Music Director

ELAINE KELLY

Featuring

MARC KUDISCH and KYLE BIELFIELD

Lighting Design

CHRIS KUHL

Costume Design

MONTANA LEVI BLANCO

Sound Engineering

GARTH MACALEAVEY

Assistant Direction

MADELINE WHITESELL

Assistant Lighting Design

BRYAN EALEY

Associate Costume Design

JESSICA CRAWFORD

Featuring

NOVUS NY

EMMA O’HALLORAN

MARK O’HALLORAN

TOM CREED

ELAINE KELLY

About

A powerful double bill by Irish composer Emma O’Halloran.

In the compelling monodrama MARY MOTORHEAD, a convicted murderer invites us to hear her secret history—the disappointments and betrayals that shaped her life—in the hope that it may shine some light upon the darkness of her actions. Mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell stars as the woman pushed to the edge by circumstance, now finding the road back to herself. 

TRADE  is the story of a rent boy and his closeted client in working-class Dublin, both trapped within their own lives. Meeting secretly in a cheap hotel, they wrestle with their own inner demons and their need for each other. Three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (star of LA Opera’s Wonderful Town and anatomy theater) portrays a family man whose world is crumbling apart, with international recording artist Kyle Bielfield as a young hustler determined to take charge of his future. 

Support

West coast premiere by LA Opera.

Produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, Irish National Opera, Trinity Wall Street, and Nancy & Barry Sanders. Additional production support was provided by Virginia B. Toulmin Charitable Foundation, Antonia & Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund,Inc, Elizabeth Greenberg, Culture Ireland, and Charlotte Isaacs.

Press

“Some of the most unencumbered, authentic, and joyful music that I have heard in recent years.” (Praise for Emma O'Halloran)

I Care If You Listen

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Calendar

Trade / Mary Motorhead

PROTOTYPE AT ABRONS ARTS CENTER, NEW YORK

Trade / Mary Motorhead

LOS ANGELES OPERA, LOS ANGELES