The Photographer
Composer: Philip Glass
Librettist: David Byrne
Other Artistic Personnel: Michael Riesman (Conductor)
Premiere Date: January 01, 1982
Producing Company: The Holland Festival
Description: Edward Muybridge's motion studies of people and animals made him famous, and the murder of his wife's alleged lover made him notorious. The Photographer, utilizes drama, dance, and slides of Muybridge's photographs.

Act I is a 20 minute play with incidental music recounting the circumstances under which Muybridge became a murderer and his subsequent trial and acquittal.

Act II is a violin solo with orchestra, accompanied by a slide show of Muybridge's photographs.

Act III is a dance involving all the characters.
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: 4 Sopranos; 4 Mezzo-sopranos
Orchestration: solo violin; 1 fl, ssx, asx - 2 hrn, 2 tbn - pf, syn - str(no db)
Ballet/Dance: 3 dancers
Contact: Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc.
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Publisher Web Site: http://www.chesternovello.com
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