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  1. Jun 08, 2017 · Appomattox is an opera in English based on the American Civil War, composed by Philip Glass, with a libretto by the playwright Christopher Hampton. The work had its world premiere at the San ...more Einstein on the Beach Einstein on the Beach is an opera in four acts, composed by Philip Glass and directed by theatrical producer Robert Wilson.

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  2. Galileo Galilei is the 18th opera by Philip Glass. In ten scenes, it is adapted from the life of the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642) accused heretic by the Inquisition. Drawing from letters of Galileo and his family, and various other documents, this opera retrospectively journeys through Galileo’s life.

  3. Pages in category "Operas by Philip Glass" The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

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    Scored for the Philip Glass Ensemble, solo violin, chorus, and featuring actors (reciting texts by Christopher Knowles, Lucinda Childs and Samuel M. Johnson), Glass's and Wilson's essentially plotless opera was conceived as a "metaphorical look at Albert Einstein: scientist, humanist, amateur musician—and the man whose theories ... led to the splitting of the atom", evoking nuclear holocaust in the climactic scene, as critic Tim Page pointed out.

  5. May 11, 2021 · Despite his advanced age, Philip Glass continues to seek new opera forms and challenges. Circus Days and Nights, is the title of a new opera he composed in collaboration with the librettist David Henry Hwang and circus director Tilde Björfors. The work is based on a collection of poems by the American poet Robert Lax.

  6. Nov 19, 2019 · Philip Glass began his operatic career in the 1970s and ’80s with a trilogy focused on great visionaries of history: “Einstein on the Beach”; “Satyagraha,” a meditation on Gandhi’s ...

  7. The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus (Dennis Russell Davies)Featuring Paul Esswood as Akhnaten, Milagro Vargas as Nefertiti, Melinda Lieberman as Que...

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