Kiera Duffy Creates the Role of Bess in Missy Mazzoli's Critically Acclaimed Opera Breaking the Waves

"Ambitious, accomplished, [and] dramatically direct." (The New York Times "stands among the best 21st-century American operas yet produced." (Opera News)

Audiences the world over can now discover composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek'scritically-acclaimed hit, Breaking the Waves, in a whole new way. Starting today, a free on-demand audio stream of the groundbreaking opera in its entirety is available at

Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and produced by Opera Philadelphia with audio by George Blood Audio, this audio stream was captured on September 29 at the penultimate performance of the opera's opening run, which starred soprano Kiera Duffy as Bess McNeill—in "an absolutely spectacular performance" (Opera News)—directed by James Darrah and under the baton of Steven Osgood.  To read the full article, click here.