An Opera by Philip Glass
Libretto by Martina Winkel
Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies
Regarded as one of the most important composers of our
time, minimalist pioneer Philip Glass continues to enthrall
audiences around the world with his ever-evolving operas,
orchestral works, and film scores. With
Kepler, Glass pushes into the sonic and celestial
beyond in a concert version of his opera about Johannes Kepler
(1571-1630), a founding father of modern science who discovered the
laws of planetary motion.
Spacious, elemental, and imbued with wonder, Glass' hypnotic score becomes the sound of the cosmos as we witness Kepler struggling to reconcile scientific discovery with the divine. Celebrated conductor Dennis Russell Davies and Bruckner Orchestra Linz support a stellar cast and 42-member chorus drawn from the Upper Austrian State Theatre, Linz, in this illuminating portrait of science at the dawn of our modern age.
Featuring soloists and choir of the Upper Austrian State
Commissioned by Upper Austrian State Theatre, Linz, and by Linz09, Cultural Capital of Europe.