'War of the Worlds' becomes an unconventional opera in LA

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Orson Welles’ 1938 broadcast “War of the Worlds” was a radio drama about Martians invading earth, based on the novel by H.G. Wells. It was remade into a movie starring Tom Cruise. Now it’ll be an opera at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Three wartime sirens will even blast the music out to the streets of Downtown LA. The show is a modern take on how information gets spread, and how reliable it is. “War of the Worlds” will run November 12 and 18.


The new opera 'War of the Worlds,' directed by Yuval Sharon, comes to
Walt Disney Concert Hall on 
November 12 and 18. (Photo courtesy of LA Phil.)

Credits

Guest:
Yuval Sharon - director of "War of the Worlds," The Industry

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole