Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Philip Glass's The Trial receives its Scottish premiere

Scottish Opera - The Trial - Philip Glass
Philip Glass's opera The Trial receives its Scottish premiere at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow tonight (24 January 2017) when Scottish Opera perform the work. The opera is a co-commission and co-production with Music Theatre Wales, the Royal Opera and Theater Magdeburg. Philip Glass worked with playwright Christopher Hampton to create the piece based on Franz Kafka's novel The Trial.

The production, which is directed by Michael McCarthy, artistic director of Music Theatre Wales, and conducted by Derek Clark, head of music at Scottish Opera, debuted at the Royal Opera's Linbury Studio in October 2014 and then toured to theatres in England, Wales and Germany.

The cast includes Nicholas Lester as Joseph K, plus Michael Druiett, Paul Carey Jones and three of Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists 2016/17 - Emma Kerr, Hazel McBain, and Elgan Llyr Thomas.

The production is at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow until 28 January 2017, and tours to Edinburgh's King's Theatre (3,4 February 2017).

Full information from the Scottish Opera website.

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