Galileo Galilei
Composer: Philip Glass
Librettist: Mary Zimmerman
Other Artistic Personnel: Beatrice Jona Affron (Conductor)
Work Web Site: http://www.philipglass.com/music/compositions/galileo_galilei.php
Premiere Date: June 24, 2002
Producing Company: Goodman Theatre
Description: Drawing from letters of Galileo and his family, and various other documents, this opera retrospectively journeys through Galileo's life. Opening with him as an old, blind man after the trial and Inquisition for his heresy, it explores his religiosity as well as his break with the church, and expands into the greater, oscillating relationship of science to both religion and art, reaching its end with Galileo -as an infant- watching an opera composed by his father.
Character List (Major): 2 Sopranos, Mezzo Soprano, Countertenor, Tenor, Bass Baritone, 3 Baritones
Comments: Libretto written with Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein.
Length: 01:33
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: 1 fl(pic), 1 cl, 1 bsn - 1 hrn, 1 tpt, 1 tbn - 1 perc - kybd - str (vls, vas vcs only)
Contact: Dunvagen Music Publishers
E-mail Address: info@dunvagen.com
Phone: (212) 979-2080
Composer Web Site: http://www.chesternovello.com/default.aspx?TabId=2431&State_2905=2&composerId_2905=540
Schedule of Performances Listings
Galileo Galilei (Glass)
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Cincinnati Opera
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