After yesterday’s mention of Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2 being performed with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, today’s Glass news is that he is writing a new chamber opera for Music Theatre Wales based on Franz Kafka’s The Trial. The website Wales.Online.co.uk reports that MTW is now scheduled to premiere the work during its 2013 season, its 25th anniversary.
The relationship between Glass and MTW is certainly not new. In 1989, the company gave The Fall of the House of Usher its European premiere. The company also staged the 2000 UK premiere of In the Penal Colony, also based on Kafka.