Michael Nyman, Louis Andriessen, Arvo Pärt
No Mozart


A celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday at the VAULT 350 Nightclub

Michael Nyman:  Letters, Riddles and Writs (1991) - Adaptation script by Andreas Mitisek 

Louis Andriessen: M is for Man, Music, Mozart (1991) 

Arvo Pärt: Mozart-Adagio (1992)


Beethoven and Haydn (which are spoken roles) have become characters, not statues. Everyone wears a T-shirt with his name stenciled on. Beethoven (Mark Bringelson), in torn jeans and a sideways baseball cap, might be a sincere skateboarder. Haydn (Michael Bonnabel), wearing a funky wig and a greatcoat over casual clothes, is a wise-cracking twit. Mezzo-soprano Cynthia Jansen sang Mozart with convincing conviction. Leopold Mozart was assigned to the quavering baritone Rod Nelman. Moving, too, was Bringelson's Beethoven, trying to comprehend the depths of this composer. ...Mitisek has fashioned effective music theater...

Mark Swed LA Times


Long Beach Opera  2006 

W. A. Mozart: Cynthia Jansen
Leopold Mozart: Rod Nelman
Joseph Haydn: Michael Bonnabel
Ludwig van Beethoven: Mark Bringelson
Jazz Singer: Chris Bennett


Long Beach Opera 2006

No Mozart

Photographer: Keith Ian Polakoff