Galileo Galilei | CCM Opera

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Patricia Corbett Theater, University of Cincinnati

An Opera by Philip Glass; Libretto by Mary Zimmerman

Aik Khai Pung, conductor; Greg Eldridge, director

As Galileo nears the end of his life, he reflects on the major milestones that defined him and his legacy – his trial for heresy, his scientific discoveries and the loss of his beloved daughter. Drawn from the letters and publications of one of history’s greatest minds, this opera journeys through the life of the father of modern astronomy, offering a complex meditation on the intertwining of art and science and the cyclical nature of existence.

Chuanyuan debuts at CCM Opera for this double casted production as Cardinal 1/Oracle 1 on Friday, Apr 1st at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Apr 3rd at 2:00 pm.