Saturday, November 21, 2009

Philip Glas' Opera "Kepler"

The U.S. Premiere!

Minimalist pioneer composer Philip Glass turns to science with a new opera based on the life and work of Johannes Kepler, the founding father of modern astronomy. The opera "Kepler" was commissioned  by the city of Linz in Austria and saw its world premiere there in September. Linz is the European Cultural Capitol for 2009.

Johannes Kepler lived in Linz from 1612 on where he was a professor of mathematics at a district school. During this time he developed his work "Harmonices Mundi"as well as his planets charts.

To read more about the premiere at BAM click the link