Philip Glass’s Kepler from the Spoleto Festival

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Philip Glass’s 'Kepler' from the Spoleto Festival. Philip Glass’s Kepler from the Spoleto Festival. (Julia Lynn)

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From this past year’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., this week’s World Of Opera performance is the American premiere production and English language world premiere of Kepler, Philip Glass's dynamic new drama, rooted in the life and inspirational ideas of the 17-century mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.

Baritone John Hancock stars in the title role, with conductor John Kennedy leading the Westminster Choir and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.

Cast:

Conductor: John Kennedy

Kepler: John Hancock (baritone)

Scholars:

Anne-Carolyne Bird (soprano)

Leah Wool (soprano)

Kathryn Krasovec (mezzo-soprano)

Gregory Schimdt (tenor)

Dan Kempson (baritone)

Matt Boehler (bass)

Westminster Choir

Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

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