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BITE is delighted to welcome back Philip Glass - one of America s most innovative, influential and creative composers - and to introduce Mary Zimmerman, celebrated State-side for her distinctive visual flair and fresh approach to epic theatre. Together they have created a block-busting new opera based on the life of the 16th century scientist and accused heretic, Galileo. I am still trying to write melodies which are truly beautiful and fresh and unexpected. It s very simple: I find playing music and writing music very challenging. It hasn t gotten any easier as I ve gotten older. And after 50 years of composing, that is an achievement in itself. It is still engrossing enough to get me up early and keep me working all day. Philip Glass

Music Philip Glass. Lyrics Mary Zimmerman.

Archive listings for Galileo Galilei

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Director Mary Zimmerman. Performer Philip Glass. Performer Arnold Weinstein.
1 Nov 02 to 9 Nov 02Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L01092693007

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