• Philip Glass
  • The Trial (2014)

  • Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc (World)

The Trial is a co-commission and co-production between Music Theatre Wales, the Royal Opera House, Theater Magdeburg and Scottish Opera

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  • S, Mz, 2T, 2Bar, B-Bar, B
  • 2 hr
  • Christopher Hampton based on the novel by Franz Kafka
  • English

Programme Note


On his thirtieth birthday, Josef K. is arrested by an unknown authority for an unspecified crime. All his efforts to understand the charge are foiled. Those around him are deeply concerned that he is not taking the case seriously. His ultimate execution is equally inexplicable.

Fräulein Bürstner/Leni/Offstage Voice - Soprano
Frau Grubach/Washerwoman (Wife of Court Usher)/ Offstage Voice/Woman - Mezzo-soprano
Titorelli/Flogger/Student (Berthold) - Tenor
Guard 1 (Franz)/Block/Offstage Voice - Tenor
Josef K. - Baritone
Magistrate/Assistant/Lawyer Huld/Offstage Voice - Baritone
Guard 2 (Willem)/Court Usher/Clerk of the Court/Priest - Bass-baritone
Inspector/Uncle Albert - Bass



Act I
Act II