• Philip Glass
  • Kepler (2009)

  • Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc (World)

Commissioned by Landestheater Linz and Linz09

Opera in two acts with prologue and epilogue.
Libretto (German, Latin) by Martina Winkel

  • 2.pic.2(ca).2.cbcl(cl).24.3.3.15perccel.pn.hpstr
  • 2S, Mz, T, Bar, B
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • Philip Glass
  • Martina Winkel
  • German, Latin, English

Programme Note

CAST
Kepler - baritone
Secondary (also Keplers) - 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass
chorus

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