Philip Glass' Kepler from the Spoleto Festival USA

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In an encore presentation, Philip Glass's dynamic new drama Kepler, rooted in the life and inspirational ideas of the 17-century mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents the American premiere production of Glass's Kepler — and the world premiere of its English language version — from the 2012 Spoleto Festival USA. 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