Philip Glass

Going to see the new opera “Waiting for the Barbarians” tonight. I haven’t enjoyed Glass’s previous work, but I’m told that this is a new sound for him. The ticket was free, so I figure I don’t have much to lose.

It’s always funny when the promo materials contain a typo. The Austin Lyric Opera site linked to above claims that Coetzee, the author of the novel “Barbarians” is based on, is a “University fo Texas Graduate.” Better fo than against, n’est-ce pas?

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2 Responses to “Philip Glass”

  1. Mark Says:

    So, how was it?

  2. Curly Says:

    It was pretty good. The set was awesome–a series of silk hangings that could be raised and lowered in different combinations to achieve amazingly varied moods, depending on the lighting that was added to them.

    Some of the lines spoken by the bad guys in the play–military characters–seemed written to criticize the USA in the present day. One was “We are not in the business of defeat.” There were others which I have forgotten; but each time one of these lines got spoken, a knowing “harumph” kind of laugh rippled through the (no doubt) largely liberal crowd.

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