• Philip Glass
  • 1000 Airplanes On the Roof (1988)

  • Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc (World)

Commissioned by the Donau Festival Niederoesterreich, the American Music Theater Festival, Philhadelphia, PA and Berlin, Cultural City of Europe 1988

Music-theatre work in one act.
Libretto (English) by David Henry Hwang.

  • fl(pic.bcl.wind syn).fl(ssx).ssx(asx,tsx)/2syn
  • Soprano, Actor (speech only)
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • David Henry Hwang
  • English

Programme Note

M - female actor, speech only

The character M recalls encounters with extra-terrestrial life forms, including their message, ‘It is better to forget, it is pointless to remember. No one will believe you’. Are the surreal details an accurate recollection of a voyage through space, part of a drug-induced nightmare or the beginning of a mental breakdown?


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