UKTW - 25 years online
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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. 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.

Performers Amanda Forbes (Soprano), Rowan Hellier (mezzo-soprano), Paul Curievici (tenor), Michael Bennett (tenor), Nicholas Folwell (baritone), Johnny Herford (baritone), Michael Druiett (bass-baritone).
Music Philip Glass (from the novel by Franz Kafka). 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. Company Music Theatre Wales Ensemble.

The Trial

The Trial (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T184077424. Details of all The Trial archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01223665013

Archive Listings

10 Nov 14Birmingham Repertory Theatre
West Midlands
9 Nov 14Theatr Clwyd
3 Nov 14The Playhouse
10 Oct 14
18 Oct 14
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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