Today the Los Angeles Masters Chorale announced the upcoming 2005-2006 season, conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon. The 42nd Season will include the world premiere of a suite of music from Matrix composer Don Davis's opera, Río de Sangre. The season includes plenty of classical performances, including Verdi's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, holiday favorites, and more. For details, be sure to check out the LAMC website.

Composer Don Davis with Music Director Grant Gershon

Río de Sangre is set in the aftermath of a political coup d’etát in a nondescript Latin American nation. Davis had a chance to address the press: "The richness of the Latin American heritage, coupled with the triumphs and tragedies that have befallen the Latin American people reveals a remarkable palette from which an intense and relevant drama can be summoned." The suite will be performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on November 6, 2005 at 7pm. As Gershon pointed out, since "nearly everyone dies" in Don's opera, the suite will be followed - fittingly -with Gabriel Fauré's Requiem.

For more information on the opera, be sure to check out the official Río de Sangre website.