Opera

Kepler

 
 
Nov 18—Nov 21, 2009
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs with no intermission
ALL TICKETS:  $20, 40, 65
 
 
 
 
 
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An Opera by Philip Glass
Libretto by Martina Winkel
Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

"...one of the most influential—and controversial—contemporary composers... the founding father of minimalism."
—The Guardian (UK)

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 Theatre, Linz

Commissioned by Upper Austrian State Theatre, Linz, and by Linz09, Cultural Capital of Europe.

In German and Latin with English titles