Aliens are about to invade Walt Disney Concert Hall thanks to the world premiere of the opera “War of the Worlds” (based on Orson Welles shocking radio drama) created by composer Annie Gosfield and contemporary opera producer Yuval Sharon. Sharon is no stranger to inventive, site-specific opera productions–he founded LA’s experimental opera company The Industry. KUSC’s Sheila Tepper caught up with him backstage after a rehearsal to hear how this complex production–complete with unseen pilots, alien singers, air raid sirens and an orchestra–came together and it what it means for modern audiences.
From the Central Coast to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, there are fascinating people creating incredible art and performances. KUSC will be covering those experiences on Arts Alive. And when you’re in the mood for a little more, like a longer version of an interview, more Arts Alive coverage is available online at kusc.org/artsalive.