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The acclaimed concert series Jacaranda presents the long-awaited concert premiere of ARKHIPOV, an opera by composer Peter Knell and Stephanie Fleischmann, winner of Opera America’s 2022 Campbell Librettist Prize. Conductor Daniela Candillari makes her Jacaranda debut, leading two back-to-back performances on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, 8 p.m., at The Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City. 

ARKHIPOV chronicles the enthralling true story of the journey of the Soviet nuclear submarine B-59, the events leading to a critical tipping point during the Cold War’s Cuban Missile Crisis, and the man responsible for defusing the conflict. 

Presented in partnership with the Wende Museum of the Cold War, ARKHIPOV features 10 singers plus the 18-member Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble and runs 105 minutes. Director Elkhanah Pulitzer and dramaturg Cori Ellison bring their artistry to the performance.


The Kirk Douglas Theatre 

9820 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232


$45 and $75


Photo credit: Conductor Daniela Candillari / Photo by Damjan Svarc courtesy of Jacaranda