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Philip Glass : The Trial

 03 November 2014 at  

Philip Glass : The Trial

Various Venues
United States
(646) 522-9442

Music Theatre Wales

The meeting of two extraordinary minds – Philip Glass and Franz Kafka.

Kafka’s nightmarish tale of a man arrested and prosecuted for an unknown crime by a relentless and inaccessible authority has lost none of its chilling potency down the years. Now, Philip Glass brings his signature music and dramatic force to this literary classic. Working with Christopher Hampton as librettist, this new opera, sung in English, faithfully follows Kafka’s original story, relishing the author’s notorious paranoia and bizarre sense of humour.

Philip Glass and Music Theatre Wales have developed a striking creative relationship over the years, and Glass has long cherished the idea of turning The Trial into an opera. Join them in experiencing this creative partnership’s unique reimagining of Kafka’s prophetic tale.

The Trial is a co-commission and co-production between Music Theatre Wales, the Royal Opera House, Theater Magdeburg and Scottish Opera. It is in two acts with one interval and will last approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.

Oxford Playhouse
Mon 3 November | 7.30pm
01865 305305

The Anvil
Tue 4 November | 7.45pm
01256 844244

Theatr y Sherman Theatre
Fri 7 November | 7.30pm
029 2064 6900

Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Sun 9 November | 7.30pm
0845 330 3565

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Mon 10 November | 7.30pm
0121 236 4455

Philip Glass : The Trial

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