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Kafka's terrifying tale of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed to neither him nor the reader has lost none of its power down the years. The great American minimalist is now bringing his signature music and dramatic force to this literary classic. Working with Christopher Hampton as librettist, this new opera will wring every nuance of tension and paranoia from the story, as Josef K tries to confront the system.

Music Philip Glass (from the novel by Franz Kafka).

Archive listings for The Trial

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Derek Clark. Performer Nicholas Lester. Performer Carey Jones.
3 Feb 17 to 4 Feb 17King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
listing details L012137027
24 Jan 17 to 28 Jan 17Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L1519732558


The Trial brings together two extraordinary minds - Philip Glass and Franz Kafka. Both masters of their craft, each with his own instantly recognisable style - somehow they are a perfect match. Ever since he read the Kafka as a teenager, Glass has cherished the idea of turning it into an opera. We hope you will share our anticipation and excitement as we wait to see how The Trial will be re-imagined.Producer Music Theatre Wales. Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Theater Magdeburg. Producer Scottish Opera. Lyrics Christopher Hampton. Director Michael McCarthy. Conductor Michael Rafferty. Design Simon Banham. Lighting Ace McCarron. Performer Amanda Forbes (Soprano). Performer Rowan Hellier (mezzo-soprano). Performer Paul Curievici (tenor). Performer Michael Bennett (tenor). Performer Nicholas Folwell (baritone). Performer Johnny Herford (baritone). Performer Michael Druiett (bass-baritone). Company Music Theatre Wales Ensemble.
10 Nov 14Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
listing details L0688892686
9 Nov 14Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L01820263504
3 Nov 14The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L0498687618
10 Oct 14 to 18 Oct 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0422289026

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