The brainchild of Artistic Director Yuval Sharon, The Industry
first launched in March of 2011.
The company burst onto the creative scene with the 2012 premiere of CRESCENT CITY
, a large-scale, interdisciplinary opera by Anne LeBaron and Douglas Kearney. Opening to rave reviews, the production's striking intersection of visual artistry and musical ingenuity firmly established The Industry as an innovative force in American – and Los Angeles opera.
In June of 2013, the company presented FIRST TAKE
at the Hammer Museum, a concert reading of six works-in-progress by Pauline Oliveros, Mohammed Fairouz, David Brynjar Franzson, Ellen Reid, Aaron Siegel, and Alexander Vassos, establishing a biannual venue for the exploration of new operatic works.
The Industry garnered international recognition for INVISIBLE CITIES
, an operatic adaption of Italo Calvino's novel, composed by Christopher Cerrone. Staged in the spectacular public areas of Los Angeles Union Station, the opera was produced for wireless headphones and marked significant collaborations with L.A. Dance Project, as well as the Sennheiser audio company. Having sold-out its entire October 2013 run, The Industry is planning to tour INVISIBLE CITIES both nationally and internationally.
Most recently, The Industry has been focused on its West Coast roots, launching HIGHWAY ONE
, an initiative to celebrate creative milestones in California's countercultural musical history. The first project in this series is IN C
, a re-imaginative staging of Terry Riley's iconic 1964 masterpiece.