June 24, 2002
Galileo Galilei
Composer:Philip Glass
Librettist:Mary Zimmerman
Synopsis

On the verge of death and blind from years of staring heavenward, Galileo pieces together the visions, dreams, and questions that have brought him to this place. And so begins a journey in reverse through the remarkable events of Galileo’s extraordinary life: his imprisonment for heresy, his defense of science through the Inquisition, and back to his earliest days of inspiration, invention, and discovery. Through the lens of one man’s incredible life, Galileo Galilei explores questions of religion and science, faith and truth.


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Des Moines Metro OperaGalileo Galilei7/7/2016 - 7/10/2016
Cincinnati OperaGalileo Galilei7/11/2013 - 7/21/2013


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New Works Exploration Grants2017
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2012

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:00

Number of Acts
3


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