Philip Glass to compose a new opera
Special nod to the the Philip Glass Yahoo group:
In a phone call before the press conference, he said the Glass opera, titled "Appomattox," will feature a libretto by British playwright Christopher Hampton. It will make its world premiere in San Francisco in September 2007.
"It's a work that Philip has a very strong commitment to doing," said Gockley. "He wants to write about the days leading up to, and the surrender of, Lee to Grant at Appomattox junction -- the ethos of the time, how our present time has been affected by it, and what is still left to do."
Plans for "Appomattox" began when Gockley was still in Houston, but "when I left there," he says, "I got the OK to bring the project with me to San Francisco.
The opera will premier in San Francsico in the autumn of 2007.
from: The Contra Costa Times, Jan. 12th, 2006>