Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Philip Glass's New Opera Premieres in San Francisco

A new Philip Glass opera based on Appomattox, the site of the surrender that ended the American Civil War, and commissioned by San Francisco Opera, California (USA). Libretto by Christopher Hampton, directed by George Wolf.

Appomattox is about the days leading up to the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia, -- the ethos of the time, how our present time has been affected by it, and what is still left to do.

Scheduled Premiere: October 5, 2007 at San Francisco Opera at War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California (USA) directed by George Wolf.

San Francisco Chronicle Website – SFGate.com

Philip Glass’ ‘Appomattox’ to have a World Premiere in San Francisco

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