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“La Belle et la Bête” by the Philip Glass Ensemble

The Philip Glass Ensemble performs La Belle et la Bête, Glass’s 1994 operatic score for Cocteau’s 1946 film, with vocalists singing the dialogue with the actors on screen. The modern maestro works his own magic around the shimmering spectacle by replacing the film’s original music and dialogue with nothing less than a classical opera, performed by live singers synchronized with the actors in the film. Three special presentations at the spectacularly restored Theatre at Ace Hotel will feature four vocalists performing along with the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman.