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Galileo Galilei
PREMIERE6/24/2002 — Goodman Theatre
COMPOSERPhilip Glass   
LIBRETTISTMary Zimmerman   
Des Moines Metro Opera
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DATETIMELOCATION
7/07/2016--Blank Performing Arts Center
Indianola, Iowa
7/10/2016--Blank Performing Arts Center
Indianola, Iowa
Synopsis
Drawing from letters of Galileo and his family, and various other documents, this opera retrospectively journeys through Galileo's life. Opening with him as an old, blind man after the trial and Inquisition for his heresy, it explores his religiosity as well as his break with the church, and expands into the greater, oscillating relationship of science to both religion and art, reaching its end with Galileo -as an infant- watching an opera composed by his father.
MOST PRODUCED SINCE 2000
RANKTITLEPRODUCTIONS
396Galileo Galilei2
396A Florentine Tragedy2
396A Grand Night for Singing2
396A Month in the Country2
396A Water Bird Talk2
396Acquanetta2
This work ranks as the #162 most produced North American title since 2000.
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