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Kepler

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Kepler

An Opera by Philip Glass
Music by Philip Glass
Libretto by Martina Winkel
(2009)

Music by Philip Glass

CAST:

Solo Voices:

Soprano 1, Soprano 2,Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, baritone (Kepler),bass , Chorus

picc, 2 flutes, 2 oboes (2nd doubling English Horn), 2 clarinets in B flat, Contrabass Clarinet (doubling Bass Clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, Bass trombone, tuba, percurssion (5 players), celesta, piano, harp, strings

SYNOPSIS:
A portrait opera on the life of German mathmatician, astronomer, and astrologer, and a key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitomoe of Copernican Astronomy. These works provided the foundation for Newton's theory of universal gravitation.

COMMISSION:
Commissioned by the Landestheater Linz

PREMIERE:
Premiered at the Landestheater Linz, September 20,2009 with the Bruckner Orchester Linz, the Chorus of the Landestheater, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies.

PUBLISHER:
Dunvagen Music Publishers
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