Las Horas Vacias at Alice Tully Hall

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tickets ($25-$45) available for purchase online at the Lincoln Center Box Office or by calling 212.721.6500

“The Empty Hours” (Las Horas Vacias) by acclaimed Spanish composer Ricardo Llorca will have its staged world premiere at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on November 19th. The tale of a lonely woman whose obsession with the internet fuels an extraordinary fantasy world, “The Empty Hours” will be presented by the New York Opera Society in a special, one-night only performance.

Exploring age-old themes of loneliness, madness, and longing through the uniquely modern affliction of online addiction, “The Empty Hours” marries traditional and contemporary musical and narrative styles and seamlessly blends elements of Spanish Renaissance music with modern forms.

An opera for soprano, actress, chorus, piano, and chamber orchestra, the production will feature an internationally renowned cast, including Spanish soprano Laura Alonso and Brazilian actress Angelica de la Riva. Led by French conductor Emmanuel Plasson, musicians include Spanish pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo, the New York Opera Society Orchestra, and the Manhattan Choral Ensemble. German director Joachim Schamberger created virtual stage designs for the set.

Named “Best New Opera of 2007” by Festival der Sakralen Musik 2008, “The Empty Hours” has been presented in concert at the Berlin Cathedral and the UN General Assembly as part of a celebration of the “International Year of Languages” in 2008.

Llorca is considered one of the most innovative composers to emerge from Spain in recent years. A Guggenheim fellow and member of The Juilliard School faculty, Llorca is composer-in-residence with The New York Opera Society, an opera company which specializes in new opera productions and commissions.

More Information can be found on Lincoln Center’s Website