Philip Glass' Kepler from the Spoleto Festival USA

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

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

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

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