Watch In the Penal Colony on-demand

Available indefinitely at Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival

OP’s In the Penal Colony is in New York Times 10 Classical concerts to stream in April

This 2018 production by Opera Parallèle [ . . . ] has turned me around on the work. – Seth Coulter Walls
NY Times – March 25, 2021
In the past, I’ve found the recording of this Philip Glass “pocket opera,” adapted from Kafka’s short story, to be a bit of a slog. But a staging can make all the difference, particularly when dealing (as here) with a talky libretto. This 2018 production by Opera Parallèle — presented as part of this year’s digital edition of Glass’ Days and Nights Festival — has turned me around on the work. Thanks to a strong pair of lead performances and a simple yet effective black-box set, Kafka’s bureaucratized dystopia shines through with a fresh lacquer of bleak humor. SETH COLTER WALLS

Close-Up: Celebrating the Spring Equinox free online recital

Celebrate the Spring Equinox with Soprano Shawnette Sulker, Pianist Zachary Gordin, and Violinist Alise Ewan on YouTube or Facebook.The performance will be available on-demand via the links above until April 22nd at 5 PM PDT.

 

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