Portland Opera Presents: Philip Glass' GALILEO GALILEI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 1, 2012

CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508



PORTLAND OPERA PRESENTS THE ANNUAL

PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTIST PRODUCTION

 

THE WEST COAST PREMIERE OF

                               

March 30, April 1m, 3, 5, 7 2012 |  Newmark Theatre
 

Philip Glass’ 18th opera, Galileo Galilei, tells the story of the great Italian physicist’s struggle with the Catholic Church and his own faith. Opening at the end of Galileo’s life, as he faces trial for heresy and closing with Galileo as a young boy, watching an opera composed by his father, the chamber opera explores the delicate relationships between science, religion and art.

 

The opera was commissioned by the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and premiered on June 24, 2002, with a libretto by Mary Zimmerman with Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein. This production will feature the PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS with all-new sets and costumes by Portland Opera. This is Portland Opera’s first twenty-first century opera, and will be performed in the intimate Newmark Theatre. A new Portland Opera production.

 



TICKET INFORMATION

PORTLAND OPERA  |  GALILEO GALILEI

Fri. 3/30, Tues. 4/3 Thurs. 4/5, Sat. 4/7 at 7:30 PM  |  Sun. 4/1 at 2:00 PM
 

Tickets, starting as low as $20.00, can be purchased:       
 

BY PHONE:  Portland Opera Box Office, 503-241-1802, Toll-free 866-739-6737, (Mon – Fri, 9:00am–5:00pm). Ticketmaster, (800) 982-ARTS (days, evenings, and weekends).
  
ONLINE:www.ticketmaster.com
  
IN-PERSON:Portland Opera Box Office, 211 SE Caruthers St. (just south of OMSI, off Water Ave.) Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm.  Ticketmaster outlets,  Portland Center for the Performing Arts (SW Broadway & Main).
  
GROUPS:10 or more save up to 20% by calling Group Sales at 503-295-3509.
  
6:30 RUSH:  Students/Military $10 per ticket, Seniors $20 per ticket, 1 hour prior to show only, all available unsold seats. 1 ticket per person, valid ID required

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