love fail

love fail is the newest evening-length theater work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Sung by the unearthly voices of legendary vocal ensemble Anonymous 4, love fail is a tour de force of storytelling, weaving together snippets of medieval courtly love narratives, short stories by MacArthur Fellowship Award-winning author Lydia Davis, scraps from the libretto of Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde and text by Lang himself. Out of these sources, Lang has conjured a single story, in which two unnammed lovers meet each other, love each other, and lose each other - not necessarily in that order.

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