'Invisible Cities,' the Industry's opera, adding 5 more performances

'Invisible Cities,' the Industry's opera, adding 5 more performances
The "headphone opera" "Invisible Cities" is being performed at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

"Invisible Cities," the new "headphone opera" by composer Christopher Cerrone, based on Italo Calvino's book and being performed at Union Station, is adding five additional performances.

After selling out its scheduled run of 13 performances, the opera, which is being presented by the Industry opera company and L.A. Dance Project, is adding performances at 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 15; and at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 (including what's being described as a special closing night encore).


Directed by Yuval Sharon of the Industry and choreographed by Danielle Agami, "Invisible Cities" is the follow-up to the Industry's 2012 debut, "Crescent City." For the site-specific production at the downtown L.A. train terminal, the roughly 200 audience members wear wireless headphones, and the eight singers' voices and the 11 musicians' instruments are beamed directly to listeners throughout the 70-minute, intermission-less work.


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