Intensive rehearsals take place at the Washington National Opera.
The opera is being rehearsed for the premiere on November 14. The libretto was written by film director and screenwriter Christopher Hampton -1988 Academy Award for “Dangerous Liaisons”, who worked in numerous films, from ‘The honorary Consul’ (1984) to “The quiet American” (2002) to Cronenberg’s “Dangerous Method” (2011), just to name a few.
Composer Philip Glass -Golden Globe Award, composer of symphonies, concertos, the music for the famous film Koyaanisqatsi (1982), the opera trilogy “Einstein in the Beach”, “Satyagraha”, and “Akhnaten”, among an impressive amount of pieces widely performed- was present at the first reading of the whole opera.
The opera will mark the beginning of the 2015-2016 season at the Washington National Opera -Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director.