the whisper opera






a special evening to benefit ice

Join us for exclusive access on opening night of David Lang's the whisper opera on
Wednesday, January 24th 7:30pm, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 
to benefit the International Contemporary Ensemble

Each $500 package includes: 

  • An exclusive ticket to the whisper opera's opening night (not open to the general public)

  • Post-show toast with David Lang and cast

  • A secret from the opera - handwritten by David Lang

All proceeds benefit ICE's free and open community engagement initiative, OpenICE

We hope you can join us!

$425 of your $500 donation per ticket is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

the whisper opera 

the whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers. Lang explores the question: “what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, in person, listening very closely.”

Tony Arnold and Alice Teyssier, sopranos
Kivie Cahn-Lipman and Chris Gross, cellos
Claire Chase and Emi Ferguson, flutes
Ross Karre, percussion
Joshua Rubin and Zachary Good, clarinets